Here we go! Sharing my first recipe of many to come! Shepherd’s Pie, both comforting & very filling. Great for a big family like us or for the small couple. Try it out, I’m pretty sure you will like it! It’s an easy dish, not a whole lot of ingredients. And if you just happen to be following the Trim Healthy Mama lifestyle like me then this is a good S dinner for you, as well.
I started out with about 1.5 lbs of ground beef that I browned up. I added some of my favorite veggies – a small onion, three cloves of garlic, several mushrooms, chopped.
While the onion, garlic, & mushrooms cooked into the beef, I boiled up a head of cauliflower to use (instead of mashed potatoes).
For my beef spices I used garlic powder, onion powder, salt, & pepper. About a tablespoon each, except the salt. I added that to taste.
I created a gravy for my beef mixture by adding about 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream and a stick of butter. It works best if you first drain all the excess grease off before adding the butter & cream!
Once the cauli is soft enough, drain the water off, add half a stick of butter, a 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream, 1/2 sour cream, salt & pepper to taste. Throw some mozzarella cheese in for extra yumminess! Mix that up with a hand mixer!
Add one egg & a cup of cheddar cheese to cauli mixture & combine well.
Layer the ground beef in a big oven proof 9X13 baking dish.
Next layer canned green beans. You could probably use only 2 cans but I used 3 (we have a big family).
Pour the mashed cauli mix over the top & spread.
Spread a little more cheese on top because hey, everything is better with extra cheese!
Sprinkle a little chopped chives on top. It looks pretty & tastes good too!
Cover with foil & bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes!