Ghostly Shepherds Pie Recipe
Just plain healthy recipe...
For fun you shape the mashed potatoes in this Ghostly Shepherds Pie on top of the beef mixture in the form of ghosts.
1 pound lean ground beef
1 chopped onion
2-1/2 cups frozen mixed vegetables
1 14-1/2-oz. canned tomatoes with Italian herbs, undrained
12-ounce jar home-style beef gravy
1-3/4 cup water
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1/ 4 teaspoon garlic powder
3 tablespoons light, mild molasses
1/2 cup milk
2-1/4 cup instant mashed potatoes
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1egg, slightly beaten
Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 12-inch non-stick skillet with cooking spray. Cook beef and onion over medium heat eight to ten minutes, stirring occasionally, until browned. Drain.
Set 12 peas (from the frozen vegetables) aside for garnish. Add remaining frozen vegetables, tomatoes, and gravy to beef mixture. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and cook eight to ten minutes, stirring occasionally, or until vegetables are crisp-tender.
Meanwhile, in medium saucepan, bring water, margarine and garlic powder to a boil. Remove from heat; add milk. Stir in potato flakes and cheese. Add egg; blend well.
Spoon ground-beef mixture into an 8-inch square (2-quart) or oval (2-1/2 quart) glass baking dish. With a large spoon, make six mounds of potato mixture on top of the beef mixture to resemble ghosts. Place two reserved peas on each mound to resemble eyes.
Bake at 375 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until potatoes are set and mixture is thoroughly heated.