Monday, August 6, 2012

"Shepherd's Pie With an Attitude" Casserole

Ole Sweetie-Pi is the one the one who dubbed this casserole "Shepard's Pie with an Attitude."  Truth be told it is very much like a shepherd's pie. And like shepherd's pie, we loved this recipe.  Ole Sweetie-Pi, who ordinarily doesn't like leftovers, had an early lunch the next day to ensure that he could have this again.

It is satisfying, filling, inexpensive, made with everyday pantry ingredients, and one of those family-style meals that adults seem to wistfully recall their moms making.
This doesn't look fancy; there are no big assertive flavors, just good, simple home cooking that keeps you coming back for more.  Original recipe is found here at Food.Com

Hamburger, Green Bean, Tomato Soup, Mashed Potato Hot Dish

1 pound ground beef (hamburg)
1/4 cup white onion, diced
1 teaspoon fresh garlic, minced (I omitted it)
1 can (10.75 oz) tomato soup, undiluted
1 can (14.5 oz) cut green beans, drained
2 cups mashed potatoes, made in advance with milk and butter
salt and pepper to taste
Other spices as desired
Maybe a little cheese on top would be a nice addition??

Preheat over to 350* Fahrenheit.

Brown the hamburg in a fry pan, adding salt and pepper to taste.  Drain the fat and place the hamburg in a  casserole dish. 

In the same fry pay with a bit of butter or oil, cook the onions until translucent and combine with the hamburg. 

Add the garlic, tomato soup, and green beans.  Stir to combine.  Add the mashed potatoes and spread over the hamburg-tomato soup-green bean mixture.

You might want to put a baking sheet under this as it can bubble over.   Bake, uncovered,  for 30 minutes. 

Will serve 6 to 8, depending on how you "fluff" out the meal with another vegetable,  salad, dessert, etc.


  1. shepherds pie is such a great meal! your meat, veggies and carb all in one dish! i love this recipe, it looks packed full of flavor!

  2. Oh Katy, I can well imagine that everyone would keep coming back for more. A delicious comfort food!
    I'd make sure to make extra just so we could have leftovers!

  3. Picky-picky husband would be thrilled with this dinner, especially if I left out the garlic like you did. I haven't made this is SO LONG, it sounds delicious and a great fall treat. Thank you for sharing this.

  4. This looks great! We love shepherd's pie in my house :)

  5. This certainly looks like something I would love to eat. I will have to leave green beans out of part of it so my husband will eat it. Glad you are starting to feel better. Thanks.

  6. Forgot to tell you that I make one similar to this, without the potatoes, that I put between two crusts. Look on my blog.

  7. This reminds me of my hamburger pie that I make, only I put it between two crusts and don't use potatoes. Hope you are starting to feel better. Thanks.

  8. I think I commented on this yesterday. Sorry for commenting again, but I'm getting OLD.

  9. Shepherds pie is such a treat! Your recipe sounds great with green beans and tomato soup!
    Take good care of yourself Katy and hope to read you again soon.
    Have a lovely day my friend.

  10. Hello,

    I know this is off topicbut are you native? Lovely recipes btw!

  11. Katy, this looks like some mighty delicious comfort food!

  12. This looks like a great casserole Katy.

  13. Dear Katy, This looks like the best comfort food! I would love a helping of this on a brisk fall day. Blessings, your friend, Catherine

  14. Looking at this dish is making me hungry. It looks so delicious. I'm craving for one.
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  15. Hi Katy,
    Your Shepherd's Pie With an Attitude Casserole looks tasty
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  16. This looks super good! Gotta love comfort food.

  17. What an attitude! It looks so yummy ;)

    1. We enjoyed this and I've made it a couple of times since discovering it. Terrific comfort food and it's delicious :)

  18. 'This is one of mine and my 2 sisters favorite recipes that we "inherited" from Mom. She called it Hamburger Pie. Freezes well too. She added a few shakes of Worch. sauce (can't spell it!). My daughters also use this recipe at least once a month.

    1. Smiles. I love hearing from others who know and love a recipe I've posted. Delicious food never seems to go out of style and I love that this recipe has been in your family for years; I can see why. Good idea about the Worcestershire sauce. I'm going to have to give that a try; sounds good!



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