For dinner the other night, I thawed out some ground beef but wasn't sure how to prepare it. I thought a shepherd's pie sounded good, but it seemed like too much for just the two of us. After scouring the Internet a bit, I came up with the idea of making mini-shepherd's pies. Here is the recipe I concocted. I was so pleased with how delicious these turned out! Jeff even liked them so much that he warmed up leftovers the next day! :)
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- 1 lb ground beef
- 1/2 cup dried, minced onions
- 1 tsp dried, minced garlic
- 1 can cream of celery soup
- 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables
- 2 cups instant mashed potatoes, prepared
- Parmesan cheese, to taste
- Paprika, to taste
Brown ground beef, onions, and garlic. Drain fat.
Defrost frozen veggies slightly by running under cold water.
Add soup and veggies to beef mixture.
This was incredibly tasty; however if I make it again, I would stretch the beef mixture to make 24 mini-pies and increase the amount of potatoes. This would hopefully prevent the spilling over in the oven.
That would be a LOT for the two of us, so I might just make 1/2 the amount of beef mixture to accomplish the same task.