One of my all time favorite cold weather meals of all time is Shepard’s Pie. I remember my mom making this recipe all winter long; cold, rain, it didn’t matter–there was Shepard’s Pie!
Besides it’s obvious deliciousness, I think the reason it was one of her favorites to make was because of how easy it is to make this dish ahead and freeze for fridge it for later in the week.
This is one of those dinner’s that just floods me with memories, coming home from football practice all muddy, cold, and STARVING! Ohh man takes me back.
This recipe has still remained a staple in my family, but now that I am in my own kitchen I have thrown some of my own spins on it. I still LOVE it with the good old traditional mashed potatoes, or I have even been known to swap in some sweet potatoes now and again—but let me tell you, this cauliflower mash situation is a game changer.
Wanna know what else is a game changer? How ridiculously easy this is to make! You only need a handful of ingredients, and I keep it easy and get my cauliflower mash already done–just needs a little seasoning.
Here is the price breakdown for this dinner:
Sprouts all-natural grass fed ground beef: 2.99 per pound
Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Mash: 2.25
Frozen Vegetable Blend: 2.20
Onion: 44 cents
That’s it! Seven dollars to feed four people–woah. This recipe is cost effective, screams comfort and tastes like a slice of heaven.
I hope you enjoy this recipe and as always eat your Hartt out!
- 1 pound ground beef lean 85/15 or 90/10
- Half of a large white onion diced
- 1 bag of frozen veggies
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- Pinch of cumin
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 bag cauliflower mash thawed
- Preheat oven to 400
- Brown ground beef in a large skillet with onions on medium heat. Once browned drain off excess grease.
- Add meat and seasoning back to skillet. Throw in veggies and stir. Cover and cook in medium heat stirring occasionally until veggies are fully thawed.
- In a pie, or casserole dish layer the bottom with meat and veggie mixture. Cut a corner of your cauliflower mash bag and use it as a piping bag and evenly layer the top. Use a rubber spatula to level out and push into corners. No meat should be visible.
- Salt and pepper to taste. Pop it in the oven for 10 mins.
- Let cool and serve. Enjoy!