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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.
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.
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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