My family was very hesitant to eat this beef shepherds pie recipe. My biggest veggie hater kept saying how she doesn’t like Shepherd’s pie. My much younger veggie hater, said she wasn’t hungry. We stuck to our guns and told them that they had to at least try it. Guess what? They LOVED it! Yep. Success! I was thinking…. c’mon girls, it’s just peas and carrots (and a little onion that they never noticed). Thankfully, they got past it and realized it was delicious. My 18 month old ate 3 small servings of it. We always start with a small amount, just in case he decides to toss it, but this time, he kept handing his plate back to us. LOL
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Crockpot Beef Shepherds Pie Recipe
- Prep Time: 25 minutes
- Cook Time: 8 hours
- Total Time: 8 hours 25 minutes
- Yield: 8
- 2 pounds ground beef (browned)
- 1 medium onion (chopped
- 1 clove garlic (chopped)
- 1 can diced tomatoes
- 1 bag frozen peas
- 1 cup chopped carrots
- 2 t. oregano
- 1 t. salt
- ½ t. pepper
- Instant Mashed Potatoes (Enough for your family, I usually make 8-12 servings)
Mix all ingredients together except mashed potatoes. Cook on low for 7 to 8 hours. Mix up mashed potatoes, the day you plan to serve the meal. Put on top of the meat & veggie mixture and cook for 30 minutes, giving the mashed potatoes a chance to heat all the way through. We topped ours with cheese….but that is totally optional!
Steps to Prep this for the Freezer:
- Brown ground beef, chop onion, mince garlic.
- Mix all ingredients together except mashed potatoes. Place in freezer safe bag, label, lay flat and freeze.
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