Susan my friend wanted to share another great recipe this week! This one is a bit of a comfort food and a healthy but, frugal meal for a large family, too.
Susan and I both have 4 kids, she has 3 girls and a boy and I have 3 boys and a girl. Our DD and her youngest DD were BFF’s growing up (her youngest girl is Emily from 52 Mantels who does some crafting in the Holiday season for us here.)
Crock Pot Shepherd’s Pie Recipe
My kids – the boys really, were bottomless pits EXCEPT when I made the classic recipe: Shepherd’s meat Pie. The potato topping is what I think filled them up so well.
But, with the veggies added to it, it is healthy. You can also replace the potatoes with mashed cauliflower, if you prefer. This 1 pot easy recipe and meal is perfect for the entire family.
I love to use my Crock Pot and with kids it’s super simple and a whole lot less work in the evening and the smells that fill the air all day make your house smell amazing!
I decided to cook something I haven’t cooked since my kids were little. Crock Pot Shepherd’s Pie!
I found this Goya Seasoning the other day at TJ Maxx for $2.29. It is basically just a Mexican seasoning with garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, salt, oregano, parsley and MSG.
It is such a good complete little seasoning and I also used it in my navy beans yesterday. Yum! I normally use Tony Chacheres but I think I have found a new all-around seasoning. Don’t you just love TJMaxx?
I received the Jalapeño Powder recently from a friend and have yet to use it until tonight. It wasn’t really hot and I would like to try it on something alone to really get a good taste of it.
I found the little packet of instant potatoes at Big Lots for $1. It is one of the better instant potatoes that I have found and only requires water to make, which is perfect for busy families.
This entire one pot savory dish cost very little and would feed 6 people, which means this is a perfect meal and easy way to feed the whole family. Since I already had some cooked ground beef, it took very little time to prepare.
If you want to make the traditional recipe, you need a different type of meat like ground lamb, or if you don’t like red meat, you can use ground turkey.
So, without further ado, here’s Susan with your recipe:
Crock Pot Shepherd’s Pie
Crock Pot Shepherd’s Pie Recipe
1/2 pound cooked ground beef
1 cup frozen English peas
1 cup frozen corn
1 can Golden Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 can Diced Tomatoes
1/3 Diced onions
1 pkg. Instant Potatoes (prepared according to package)
2 Tablespoon Half and Half (Fat Free)
5 oz. grated Cheddar Cheese
Goya Sazonador Total (The Perfect Seasoning)
In the Crock Pot, put the ground beef or lamb meat in the bottom and mix it with the Golden Mushroom Soup. Sprinkle it with all the seasonings.
Add the onions, peas, corn and top with the tomatoes. Sprinkle it again with all the seasonings. Cook your easy dish on medium-high heat for 2 hours.
Make the instant mashed potatoes and make sure the consistency is not too thick by adding the cream to it without adding too much liquid.
This is so it will spread over the top of the beef or meat and vegetables easily…..which is what you do next. Top with the cheese and cook for 15 minutes more.
Hi, my name is Susan and I am a mother of four and a grandmother to 5 and that, along with my husband and 2 dogs, take up my most of my time. I am a side-tracked Home Executive and I had the privilege of being a stay –at-home mom so, you might say that my passion is the home and making a haven for those I love. I am quite skilled at shopping 🙂 and finding a bargain just makes my day.