This is a great use the leftovers recipes. When ever I make mashed potatoes, I always make way to much. This is a great way to use them.
Ingredients are very simple. 1 pound of ground beef. 2 cans of green beans. I like the french cut green beans. Finally left over mashed potatoes. I’m using butternut squash mashed potatoes here, this is why there orange. The butternut squash mashed potatoes was an experiment that turned out wonderfully. I will make sure to take pictures next time so I can post the recipe.
Very simple step, brown the ground beef. You want to break it up into little pieces and make sure that it is thoroughly cooked. You don’t want even a hint of pink left, it all needs to be brown. Drain off the grease when finished browning. Also, now is a good time to pre-heat the oven to 350.
Strain the green beans, and put both cans in the bottom of a casserole dish. Spread them out so cover the entire bottom of the pan.
Spread the ground beef over top of the green beans. It doesn’t need to be perfectly uniform, just not a large pile in the middle.
Spread the mashed potatoes over the top. This does take a lot of mashed potatoes, 6-8 cups. You can do it with a thinner layer, but then it’s hard to spread.
Bake the shepards pie at 350 for 30-40 min. While tasty, this dish does fall apart when served. If you are interested in good presentation, this is best done in the casserole dish, not individual servings. This will feed 4-6 hungry men by it’s self, so expect left overs.