Easy Beefy Shepherd's Pie

Easy Beefy Shepherd's Pie

Courtesy of The Beef Checkoff 4 Servings • 10 Min. Prep Time • 40 Min. Cook Time

Ingredients

1 lb. ground beef (90% to 95% lean)
1 medium onion, chopped
1 jar (12 oz.) mushroom gravy
1 1/2 c. frozen peas
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 1/2 to 3 c. prepared mashed potatoes, warmed
2 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese, shredded (optional)

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add ground beef and onion; cook 8-10 min., breaking into 3/4-in. crumbles and stirring occasionally. Remove from skillet with slotted spoon; pour off drippings. Return beef to skillet; stir in gravy and peas and season with pepper.

2. Spoon beef mixture into 2-quart baking dish. Top with potatoes, spreading evenly; sprinkle with cheese, if desired. Bake in 450°F oven 25-30 min. or until bubbly and cheese begins to brown.

* Cook's Tip: Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.

* Cook's Tip: Any type of prepared mashed potatoes may be used in this recipe: instant, refrigerated, frozen or homemade.

* Recipe Courtesy of The Beef Checkoff

Nutrition:

Calories: 389; Total Fat: 1g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 85mg; Total Carbs: 4g; Fiber: 3g; Protein: 35g; Sodium: 1054mg;