Monday, June 14, 2010

[[ Poor Man's Shepard Pie ]] (( Daddy's recipe! ))

Okay, so up first is my late Daddy's recipe for Shepard's Pie! Remember to check the on hand items that aren't included in the ideal shopping lists!

Poor Man's Shepard Pie

Feeds up to 4 for two days! Leftovers are great with this.


2 lb Ground Beef
4 cans of Tomato Soup
4 cans of French Style Green Beans
3 Packages of Instant Mashed Potatoes (I prefer cheddar flavored)
1 tbsp of Dried Onion
1 tbsp of Garlic Salt
Salt and Pepper to taste.


Pre-Heat oven to 450 and grease large casserole dish.

In large skillet brown ground beef until no pink remains. Drain well.

Add tomato soup and green beans, along with Dried Onion and Garlic salt. Let saute until thick.

While it sautes, in a separate pot, prepare instant mashed potatoes according to package directions.

Once beef mixture is thick, add to casserole dish and top with prepared mashed potatoes. Spread them out evenly.

Place in oven until mashed potatoes top is lightly browned and crispy.

Serve. :)

Ideal Shopping List

2 lbs of Ground Beef (85% Lean) -- $3.49 per pound.
4 Green Giant French Style Green Beans -- $1.39 each.
4 Campbell's Condensed Tomato Soup -- $1.00 each.
3 Idahoan Mashed Potatoes Four Cheese -- $1.00 each.
Total: $19.54 for two nights of dinner!

(( Even Cheaper Version [how I make it] )) || Let me know if you'd like me to add this to every recipe. ||

2 lbs Ground Beef (73% Lean) -- $2.09 per pound (( according to my local super-market, prices may vary ))
4 cans of Store Brand Green Beans -- $.69 per can.
4 Campbell's Condensed Tomato Soup -- $1.00 each. (I know, not different, but honestly, it gives the best flavor! And stock up on it while on sale if you can)
3 Idahoan Mashed Potatoes Four Cheese -- $1.00 each. (Favorite instant mashed potatoes hands down!)
Total: $13.94 for two nights of dinner! Saving you $5.60.

Add - Ons

None, perfect the way it is. But if you come up with something, let me know! :)

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