Stockpile Shepard’s Pie ~ HTSFF Original Recipe!
Do you have these five items (& the ingredients needed to make potatoes; may vary by brand) in your kitchen/pantry/stockpile? Then you can make this HTSFF original recipe…
I must admit, I only learned a few years back that Shepard’s Pie is the same thing as what I grew up on – Pâté chinois. I am half French Canadian and my dad and his side of the family are VERRRRY French Canadian, so I thought I had never tried Shepard’s Pie until someone told me what it was and I had to do a little Googling to realize it was basically the same thing – lol. So there’s a little funny story about me for you 😉
Now of course, this is not a standard recipe, this is my take on Shepard’s Pie from the angle of a couponer. Things we regularly have in our stockpile, get coupons for, or also dishes that include ingredients that can easily swapped – those dishes are a couponer’s best friend.
In this dish, you could swap the ground beef for ground turkey, ground chicken, meatloaf mix, whatever you find on manager’s special or at a great stock-up price. You can also add additional veggies, swap the corn for peas or green beans (ect), or swap the gravy/sour cream/regular corn out for creamed corn instead, which is in the more standard recipe – but something you will NEVER find in my house, lol.. which is how I came up with this suitable, delicious, creamed-cornless version. And I also made a printable recipe for you, just click the image below for the full size and to print and/or save 🙂
Classic Shepard’s Pie is served topped with some ketchup – optional, of course! 🙂
I hope you enjoy.. feel free to make it and let me know what you think!
*TIME-SAVING TIP* Did you score a HUGE pack of ground meat on markdown or hella cheap? Here’s an idea.. there are 7 days in a week! Brown up that WHOLE package, drain and store in an airtight container or zipper bag and use for a few meals throughout the week. Things you can use pre-browned ground meat for: tacos, meat sauce, sloppy joes, Stockpile Shepard’s Pie, cheeseburger pockets (BONUS RECIPE: To make “cheeseburger pockets” Mix ground beef, a little ketchup, mustard, minced pickles, cubes or shredded cheese & minced bacon/bacon bits – if desired. Flatten Pillsbury Biscuits, fill half & fold over to half-moon shape; crimp edges. Stab 1-2 air holes in the top so they don’t explode, bake at 350 degrees 10-15 minutes until browned. Let sit before eating.)