We live several hours away from my in-laws, so I unfortunately can’t participate in their freezer meal days, but they always send me pictures when they finish. Last week, they made a whopping 35 meals, including cheeseburger soup (click for our recipe), shepherd’s pie (click for our recipe), ham/bean soup, and ham/cheese pasta casserole.
A reader asked that I share my recipe (which is actually my mother-in-law’s recipe) for shepherd’s pie, one of my husband’s favorite meals. It’s quick, easy, and oh so delicious!Here are the steps with pictures, and I have also pasted the full recipe at the bottom of the post. Enjoy!
- 2 large potatoes
- butter and milk to mash potatoes
- 1 lb ground beef
- seasoned salt
- 1 small onion
- 1½ cup frozen green beans
- 1 cup frozen corn
- shredded cheddar cheese.
Steam or boil two large, peeled potatoes until tender. (When I'm crunched for time, I steam them in the microwave.) Remove from pot, and mash with butter and milk.
Meanwhile, brown 1 pound ground beef (seasoned with seasoned salt, to taste) and sauté small onion (chopped) in a large skillet.
Place 1-1/2 cups frozen green beans and 1 cup frozen corn in the bottom of an 8x8 pan.
Add browned beef and sautéed onions.
Add mashed potatoes, pressing firmly with spatula to ensure that ingredients don't fall off the side of the pan. Sprinkle with shredded cheese.
Bake at 400F for approximately 20 minutes (until cheese is melted and pie is hot throughout).
Mr. Handsome took it upon himself to post a list of his favorite meals to the fridge (which he calls “Husband Happy Meals”) so I won’t have to put too much thought into choosing something to cook every Monday evening.
I figured I might as well share that list with you all, for all the wives in need of some “husband happy meals.” I have included the links to the recipes that are on my blog, but be sure to let me know what other recipes you would like to see in the future. What are your family’s favorite meals?