This was always in the rotation of cold weather meals when I was growing up. This isn't your usual shepherd's pie, it's pretty basic but it was yummy and filled our tummies and I still make it the same to this day.
Mom would brown 1lb of ground beef and a chopped onion, make mashed potatoes and open a few cans of cream style corn. That's it, I told you it was basic.
Most recipes call for frozen mixed vegetables or at least peas, my mom never really served frozen veggies and didn't and still really doesn't like peas, me neither - one of the only vegetables I don't like - Blah!
The cooked ground beef goes in the bottom of the casserole dish, then pour on 2 cans of cream style corn and then top with mashed potatoes.
A nice thick layer of mashed potato yumminess.
I always make peaks so that they get brown and crusty when baked.
Oh one change, mom peeled her potatoes...me I just scrub them and leave the skins on L-A-Z-Y. Oh another change, i add a few shakes of worchestershire sauce to the ground beef mixture while cooking.
Now that it's all assembled, it can be refrigerated for a day or 2 prior to baking, if that makes it easier for you.
When ready, pop into a 350 preheated oven for about 30 minutes or so until the mashed potatoes are golden brown...mmmmm
See those golden crunchy peaks of perfection...
This recipe always makes me think of family dinners around the kitchen table, always served at 5pm sharp with buttered bread, a jug of water and fun conversations. Most families I know don't seem to eat at the table anymore, they eat scattered in front of the tv or in another room. I love family dinners around the table and the more the merrier, family, friends, neighbours - love it!
So use this recipe as a guideline, add peas if you must - lol
But promise to eat it with the family around the kitchen table.
Mom's Shepherd's Pie
1 lb of ground beef
1 small onion diced
2 cans of cream style corn
Mashed potatoes (5 large potatoes - about that)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
1. Brown ground beef with onions until cooked through, add a couple shakes of Worchestershire sauce.
2. Prepare your mashed potatoes
3. Add cooked ground beef mixture to the bottom of a casserole dish, pour 2 cans of cream style corn over beef mixture and add mashed potatoes to top of corn spreading out to cover entire top of casserole.
4. Bake in 350 oven for 30-45 mins until top is golden brown.
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