Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Shepherd's Pie (aka Hamburger Pie)

Are you in the mood for comfort food?
This hamburger pie is an old favorite casserole. 
Saucy ground beef topped with mashed potatoes
and sprinkled with shredded cheddar cheese.
What's not to love?

You can even make the beef filling ahead of time.
 Just bring it to room temperature before 
putting it into the oven. 
Simple ingredients. It's an old recipe from my
collection. It's from the 'BHG 100 Favorites'
 cookbook form the 70's.
It's retro!
 Brown the hamburger and onions.
 Add the seasonings, beans and tomato soup.
 Put into a greased pie dish. Sometimes I cover it
 at this point and refrigerate to bake later.
 Mash the potatoes while hot with the 1/2 C milk. 
 Whip in the egg.
 Season to taste with salt and pepper.
 Mound onto the hamburger.
Sprinkle with the 1/2 C shredded cheddar.
 Bake for 25-30 minuted.
 Enjoy a 'homey' dinner.
It's always good to have leftovers for lunch too.
Save this recipe for a day that has you
craving an old favorite.

Shepherd's Pie
(Hamburger Pie)
1 lb ground beef
1/2 C chopped onion
1t salt
1/2t pepper
1 can 16-oz green beans, drained
1 can tomato soup
Cook the meat with the onion until the meat  
is browned and the onion is tender. Season to 
taste with salt and pepper. Stir in the soup 
and green beans. Pour into a greased 
1-1/2 qt. casserole or deep pie dish. 
Add topping. 
5 potatoes, cooked
1/2 C milk
1 egg, mixed with fork
1/2 C shredded cheddar cheese
Mash the cooked potatoes while still hot with
 milk. Season with salt and pepper.
Soon in mounds around around casserole. 
Sprinkle the potatoes with cheese. 
Bake @350 for 25-30 minutes.



  1. I love shepherd's pie, I just made it for lunch last week. I like yours cause it has green beans and mine doesn't, along with the tomato soup. Thanks Rita May for your recipe of one of my fav homy and confort foods. Big hugs,

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  3. This sounds fabulous! I recently followed a similar recipe from another blog that included olives in the filling- so yummy.

  4. Another winner! Tomorrow's breakfast is Apple Cider Waffles. Lemon Tea Loaves this weekend and Chicken Parm. I made the Chocolate Chip Bundt cake on Sunday. My co-workers loved it.

  5. Hi Rita

    Can I make this ahead and freeze?