Shepherd's Pie

Dish type
Ready in
50 minutes


  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 pkg brown gravy mix
  • 2 lbs potatoes, pared and diced
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 strips crisp-cooked bacon, diced
  • salt


Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Ready in
50 minutes
  1. Brown ground beef, onions and mushrooms over medium heat in a large skillet. Drain fat and season with salt, garlic powder and brown gravy mix. Stir well and remove from heat.
  2. Place diced potatoes in an appropriate size saucepan–2 quart size should be fine. Cover with water and add about 1-2 tsp salt.
  3. Boil potatoes until tender. Drain very well.
  4. Mash potatoes with sour cream, until potatoes are not lumpy. Add green onion and bacon–you can reserve a small amount for a garnish, if desired. Stir in cheese–you can reserve about 2 tbs of this for garnish if desired.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  6. Place reserved ground beef mixture in a 9-inch deep dish pie pan.
  7. Top with mashed potatoes, covering meat entirely.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 30 minutes or until potatoes begin to get brown around the edges and peaks.
  9. Remove from oven and garnish with reserved onion, bacon & cheese.