Shepherd's Pie. It's what's for supper.
I've always wondered about this recipe. We use ground beef, but it makes sense that a shepherd would use... sheep. I bet that ground or shredded mutton would go really well in this recipe. However, using beef is the way we make it and the recipe is a simple, easy, quick belly-filler.
2 lbs lean ground meat
1 can cream mushroom soup
Bell pepper, chopped.
Instant mashed potatoes (or you can go whole-hog and peel potatoes).
In a large dutch oven, brown the ground beef, during the later stages, add chopped onion and bell pepper and sautee them as the beef finishes browning. Drain. Add mushroom soup with a half-can of water. Set beef mixture aside.
Make mashed potatoes. Add mashed potatoes to the top of the beef, keeping layers separate. Top with grated cheese. Bake until cheese is melted. Serve with iced tea.
This recipe will feed a bunch of hungry grandkids. You can half it (or double it) easily. My grandkids will be over here in another hour for the Thursday night feeding, and this is what they're having.