This easy Shepherd's Pie is made of ground beef, veggies, and corn in a delicious gravy topped with mashed potatoes that are broiled crisp after the entire dish is cooked. This is comfort food at its' finest.
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8 X 8-inch baking dish
1 large yellow onion
1green peppercored, seeded and diced
2 tablespoonscorn oil or bacon drippings
1lb.corn-fed ground beef
1 teaspoonbeef bouillon paste or 1 beef bouillon cube
2 tablespoonscold water
2 tablespoonssteak sauce
2 teaspoonssteak seasoningI used McCormick's Montreal Steak Seasoning - see note*
4 cupsseasoned mashed potatoessee note*
Preheat oven to 400° F. and prepare an 8 X 8-inch baking dish by spraying it with cooking spray.
In a large skillet over medium heat, add the oil, onion and green pepper and cook until soft, about 5-7 minutes.
Add ground beef and cook until brown, about 10 minutes. Drain fat, if necessary.
In a liquid measuring cup, pour the 1/2 cup of boiling water. Add the bouillon paste or bouillon cube and stir until dissolved.
In a small bowl, whisk together the corn starch and 2 tablespoons of cold water. Add the bouillon mixture to the cornstarch and mix well. Pour into skillet.
Add the steak sauce and steak seasoning and mix until well combined. Cook until sauce is thickened, about 3-5 minutes. Add the corn and stir to combine.
Pour into the prepared baking dish and spread evenly.
Top with the seasoned mashed potatoes, such as my Vanilla Mashed Potatoes recipe. *See note. Evenly spread the potatoes over the meat and use a fork to give some texture to the top.
Bake for 25 - 30 minutes.
Place broiler on high and broil for 1 - 2 minutes or until the top of the potatoes are crusted and golden, being careful not to burn.
If not using the recommended steak seasoning, add 1 ¼ teaspoons salt and ¼ ground black pepper to the beef mixture when you add the steak sauce. For seasoned mashed potatoes, I love to use my Vanilla Mashed Potatoes recipe or some mashed potatoes with added cheese.