Post Categories: March 2013

A Taste of the Season: Easy Shepherd’s Pie

Recipe adapted from

This recipe combines two of March’s special celebrations—Frozen Food Month
and St. Patrick’s Day—into one delicious dish that’s a snap to prepare!



1 ½ lbs. lean ground beef
1 cup chopped onion
2 cups frozen green beans, thawed
1 cup frozen corn kernels, thawed
1 (14.5 oz.) can diced tomatoes, drained
1 (12 oz.) jar beef gravy
1 tsp. dried thyme leaves
½ tsp. salt
1 (24 oz.) package refrigerated mashed potatoes


  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 2 ½ to 3 quart casserole baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In 12-inch skillet, cook ground beef and onion until browned; drain grease. Add green beans, corn, tomatoes, gravy, thyme and salt. Cook until heated through.
  3. Spoon beef mixture into casserole dish. Spread mashed potatoes evenly over beef mixture. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until edges are bubbly. Remove from oven.
  4. Preheat oven broiler. Place casserole 4 to 6 inches away from heat, and broil for 3 to 5 minutes until potatoes are lightly browned.