My Meat Potato, Shepard’s Pie, Green Bean Casserole, Recipe is the only recipe you’ll ever want to cook again. It’s that good. We all have that one recipe that everyone asks us to bring to events and this one is mine. I don’t care what kind of event I’m going to, everyone wants me to make my Meat Potato, Shepard’s Pie, Green Bean Casserole, Recipe. It’s a combination of the goodness of meat potato pie with ground beef and whipped mashed potatoes topped off with French’s crispy fried onions and cheddar cheese, and a bubbly green bean casserole smack dab in the middle. One of the reasons I’m sharing my original pie recipe this weekend is the fact that this can be made a day or two in advance and store in the fridge. How’s that for convenience? Especially when so many of you are either in Harvey’s path (like a lot of my family is) or, perhaps, you have a dozen and one things to do in one short weekend.
If you are in hurricane Harvey’s path, I hope you have a generator and/or a gas stove for meals. You can prepare this dish a head of time and bake it when you need to. And please be safe everyone.
Meat Potato, Shepard’s Pie, Green Bean Casserole, Recipe
Ground beef (2 lbs)
Potatoes (3 lbs)
2 cans cut green beans or French-style green beans
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 cup of milk
Mild Cheddar cheese
French’s Fried Onions
Salt & Pepper to taste
Water to cover potatoes
Brown then drain, 2 lbs of ground beef in a frying pan. Make sure it’s completely browned.
Wash, peel, dice, and cook 3 pounds of potatoes (covered with water) in a large saucepan. Then mash with 3/4 cup of milk. Add salt to flavor (1 to 2 teaspoons).
Add ground beef to the bottom of a casserole dish.
Put potatoes aside with a lid on them to keep them hot.
Mix 2 cans of green beans with 1 can cream of mushroom soup and 1/4 cup of water. Add 1/2 cup of French Fried Onions, crushed. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Mix well then layer on top of the ground beef in the casserole dish.
Add your mashed potatoes on top of the green bean casserole mixture in the casserole dish. If you’re making this ahead, stop here, cover your casserole dish, and store it in the fridge. Then, when you’re ready to make this, top with 1/2 cup of crushed French’s Fried Onions. Crush with your hands, they break up easily.
Add casserole dish in the oven and bake until the onions start to brown, then add tin foil on top to keep from drying out. Bake until bubbly, about 30 to 40 minutes.
Grate mild cheddar cheese as desired. I used a whole block. I’m cheesy like that.
Remove from oven and add cheese on top. Pop back in the oven until the cheese has melted. About 15 minutes.
Serve with your favorite Pepperoncini Peppers.
Of course, if you’re really in a hurry, you could cheat and use instant mashed potatoes and grated cheese. I promise I won’t tell.
Have a great weekend everyone. If you have a minute to spare, I’d love to read about your favorite recipe in a comment and what twist you added to it to make it your own.
Looks so good! My family loves shepard’s pie and this recipe would be an interesting twist. Thanks for sharing your recipe. This is going to give me and my family happy tummies!
Yum! Looks so delicious. 3 different dishes combined in one casserole. I will save the recipe and make this on the weekend. Thanks for the idea!
My family loves shepherds pie and they love green bean casserole. This sounds like the perfect combination of both.
I’m a huge fan of shepherds pie and green bean casserole. I am going to need to make this soon.
I’ve never had shepherds pie. Looks great and easy to make. Love that we can make it ahead of time for crazy nights.
This looks and sounds like a delicious comfort dish. My favorite foods all mixed into one.
This recipe looks delicious! I am always on the look out for new hearty recipes for my family to eat. This is definitely going on the meal planning calendar.
We like all these dishes and I have made shepherds pie. Usually with all the leftovers from the other dishes I have made.
The casserole looks like a complete meal. It looks tasty and has a good mix of meat, veggies and cheese.
I have seen Shepherds Pie for years and always thought that was too much happening in one dish. Watching you make this, it doesn’t look so bad!
This is very similar to what my mom used always make when I was a kid. It brings back some wonderful memories. I will have to try this one and see how close it is to my moms.
I love shepherd’s pie! Having go to meals is great. I make mine with mixed veggies and tomato soup mixed with the ground beef and then the potatoes and cheese on top.
Mmmm, this looks so amazing. I’ve always been a fan of Shepard’s Pie. Mostly because I LOVE mashed potatoes.
I would love to make this for dinner one of these days. The additional green bean casserole is fantastic!
You’re right – we are all known by that one recipe that everyone expects us to bring to potlucks, etc. I can see why your Shepards Pie is so popular – it looks delicious and is the perfect comfort food for fall and winter!
Shepherds pie is one of my all time favorite meals. Talk about comfort food. It is one of my kids favorites, too.