Where Does the Name Come From?

No idea why they call it Shepard's Pie... but I made it.
I never really thought much of the dish in my life... no good or bad thoughts.
I saw a recipe one day and thought, why not?

Im so bored with my cooking lately... Im too lazy.
This recipe is SO simple {as we all know is a requirement of all my cooking} and a huge hit! NO left overs at all!

Recipe of the week:

Shepard's Pie
Serves 4 {or 2 if you happen to have a ginormous 18 year old eating}

+ 1 lb. Hamburger
+ 2 cups instant mashed potatoes {or real if you are a serious cook}
+ 1 can tomato sauce
+ Veggies of some sort- use 1/2 bag frozen mixed veggies like corn peas and carrots- I use whatever I have like canned corn, green beans... whatever you like
+ 2 tbs. Italian salad dressing- or whatever seasoning you like really
+ Cheese

How to make it:

  • Brown your hamburger and season- add Italian dressing if you want a nice taste, or just season with onion, garlic, italian seasoning etc.
  • Make your instant potatoes while the meat is cooking {follow instructions on box}
  • Drain that grease obviously
  • Mix in tomato sauce and veggies
  • Dump that mix into a casserole dish
  • Spread the mashed potes on top
  • Top with Cheese
Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes until top is golden brown and cheese is melted!
Serve with rolls and salad and you're golden!

Now Im off to Phoenix to celebrate birthday's with my FAM! be jealous!


  1. I just made this the other day, but with ground lamb... it made me feel really guilty, but it tasted the same. =]

  2. Oh gross.
    Maybe it's shepherd's pie because of the lamb. I think it's traditionally made with lamb.