So lets be honest, Shepards Pie really isn't the most photogenic food, but it sure does taste good! To me it is a total comfort food and it's a cinch to put together. A prefect meal for those nights that you don't have much time to spend in the kitchen, yet you want something tasty and comforting.
I decided to give this recipe a little "Kick" with spicing things up a bit. Instead of only using Tomato Soup for the sauce, I added some ketchup and BBQ sauce and switched up the usual green beans and corn with a bell pepper and onion. The Hubs and the L.O. loved it so I know its a keeper. Give it a try and let me know what you think!
1 pound lean ground beef (or ground turkey)
1 bell pepper (diced)
1/2 onion (diced fine)
3 large potatoes (peeled and mashed)
1/4 cup sour cream
4 Tbsp. Butter
2-3 Tbsp. Milk
1 (10 oz) can tomato soup
4 Tbsp. ketchup
3 Tbsp. BBQ sauce (I used sweet baby rays)
1 cup Cheddar Cheese (shredded)
Salt & Pepper
Preheat the oven to *350.
In a large saute pan, season the meat with salt and pepper then brown the meat till no longer pink. When done cooking, drain any excess fat and set aside.
While the meat is cooking, peel and cube the potatoes and place into a large pot of boiling water. Boil till potatoes are tender and ready to be mashed (about 12-15 minutes). Drain the potatoes then add in the butter and mash till lumps are gone. Add in the sour cream, milk, and a dash of salt & pepper and mix till smooth.
Next, dice up the pepper and onion and place into the saucepan with the meat. Add in the soup, ketchup, and BBQ sauce and stir till well combined. Place the meat mixture into a lightly greased 9x13 baking dish then spread the mashed potatoes on top of the meat. Finish by sprinkling the cheddar cheese over the top of the potatoes.
Place in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes. Enjoy!!!