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Crockpot Shepherd’s Pie

by Permanent Posies on April 11, 2011

Welcome to Tuesday’s Tasty Tidbits and guest blogging with Grocery Shop For Free and hope you will hop on over to Alphabet Thursday.  Thank you Dian for hosting my blog party each week.  I enjoy reading all the recipes and being challenged to create in the kitchen with new ideas from those of you who link up with us.  Please add your recipe post below and make sure you link back on your blog….to share the love. :)

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Well, after reading the recipes last week, I decided to cook something I haven’t cooked since my kids were little.  Shepherd’s Pie!  The idea came from Cheryl at The BZ House That Love Built because the recipe she submitted under last week’s Meatballs and Potatoes was a Soothing Shepherd’s Pie.

Of course, I had to put my own spin on it so, my recipe is my own.  Also, I had 1/2 pound of cooked hamburger meat left from Saturday and needed to stretch it into a meal.   Yesterday, I cooked a pot of navy beans in my Crockpot (which were delicious, by the way) and it was still sitting on the cabinet…..the Crockpot…not the beans.  So, I decided to make the Shepherd’s Pie in the Crockpot.  Great idea!  It was delicious and I hope you like it.

CROCKPOT SHEPHERD’S PIE

1/2 pound cooked ground beef
1 cup frozen English peas
1 cup frozen corn
1 can Golden Mushroom Soup
1 can Diced Tomatoes
1/3 onion, chopped
1 pkg. Instant Potatoes (prepared according to package)
2 tbsp Half and Half (Fat Free)
5 oz. grated Cheddar Cheese
Garlic Powder, Salt, Pepper, Jalepeno Powder, Goya Sazonador Total (The Perfect Seasoning)

In the Crockpot, put the ground beef 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 on high for 2 hours.

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Make the instant mashed potatoes and make sure the consistency is not too thick by adding the cream to it.  This is so it will spread over the meat and vegetables easily…..which is what you do next.  Top with the cheese and cook for 15 mimutes more.

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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 (not good).  It is such a good complete little seasoning and I also put them 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 Jalepeno 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.

This entire one dish meal cost very little and would feed 3-4 people and since I already had some cooked ground beef, took very little time to prepare.

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I decided to share this post with Alphabet Thursday Alphabet Soup:
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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Heather @girlichef April 12, 2011 at 5:21 AM

I love the thought of a crockpot Shepherds Pie…it sounds so good…and I’m a big Shepherds Pie fan!

Jihane @Sinful Sundays April 12, 2011 at 8:22 AM

I love Shepherds Pie and yours look so comforting. It’s a nasty and gray day outside where I live and this would hit the spot!

Miz Helen April 12, 2011 at 9:00 AM

Your Shepherds Pie looks so good, a great idea for the crock pot. Thank you for hosting today and have a great day!

Suzette from Go With The Flo April 12, 2011 at 10:22 AM

This looks delicious, and well balanced too with the veggies included! My husband loves shepherd’s pie, so I’ll have to try this for sure!

Check out my nutrition/fitness/health blog @ http://www.csperriton.blogspot.com. I post healthy recipes every Monday! I recently expanded the blog so bare with me. :)

Swathi April 12, 2011 at 2:46 PM

First time here, Linking jicama salad. your shepherds pie looks delicious.

April @ The 21st Century Housewife April 13, 2011 at 10:19 AM

Your Crockpot Shepherd’s Pie looks like perfect comfort food. Thank you for sharing it with Let’s Do Brunch! I’ve linked up a yummy Strawberry and Banana Bread and Butter Pudding for Tasty Tidbits – thank you for hosting!

christy April 13, 2011 at 9:57 PM

what a great idea to make shepherd’s pie in the crock pot…i love recipes like this! thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club.

Debra Elliott April 14, 2011 at 8:51 AM

Stopping by from Alphabe-Thursday.
I love this post. Shepherds Pie is one of my favorite’s.

Sue April 14, 2011 at 4:38 PM

Shepherd’s Pie is the perfect comfort food. And I like the idea of making it in the crock!

=)

Feedingfour April 14, 2011 at 7:29 PM

Thanks for the invite to linkup! I’ve added my Chicken Enchilada Recipe.

April Harris April 20, 2011 at 8:26 AM

Thank you again for linking this yummy recipe to Let’s Do Brunch. The linky is now up again for this week, so I do hope you will pop by and join in again!

Jenny Matlock April 20, 2011 at 4:57 PM

Oh, I’m excited about this recipe. I would never have thought about making shepherds pie in the crockpot. That is a totally brilliant idea!

Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe.

It made a very delicious stop on our journey through Alphabet Soup this week.

A+

lee shu-han April 26, 2011 at 4:14 PM

Wow, that’s a great way to make things simpler (: Here’s an idea for a shepherd’s pie with a spicy Indian twist if you like:

http://mummyicancook.blogspot.com/2011/03/masala-kheema-shepherds-pie.html

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