I'm not sure if I have ever had traditional Shepherd's Pie but now it doesn't matter. I made an Italian Shepherd's Pie the other night, recipe courtesy a Taste of Home reader, and it was so easy and so delish! The two qualities I look for in a recipe!
And you should have most of this stuff on hand - 1lb ground beef, marinara sauce, parmesan cheese, flour, baking powder, butter, italian seasoning, onion powder, salt & pepper, and milk!
Brown yourground beef, then drain. Because I used 93/7 meat I totally forgot to drain it since it really didn't look like much. Add your seasoning and the marinara sauce!
Then pour that mix into a greased casserole dish. Now it's time to make the topping which is so easy! butter, flour, milk, italian seasoning, baking powder and parmesan cheese!! Mix well.
Make sure to mix this well and it should start to form a ball.
Then the recipe calls for dropping by spoonfuls but I chose to spread it over the top. I wanted to make sure it was all over the meat!
Bake in the oven at 450 degrees for 12-15 minutes.
Yum doesn't that look good? This is so amazingly easy and good, just the way I like it :-) Even Chuck liked it!! I was suprised that he enjoyed but this is now going to be a regular in our house! It was so much fun to try another new recipe and have it be a success!! I can't remember if I have ever had a traditional shepherd's pie but Chuck said this is pretty different. So if you like traditional shepherd's pie this may not be a recipe for you but it is a great recipe in general so I say give it a shot :-)