*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                               Shepherd’s Pie
 
 Recipe By     : Simply Casseroles-Kim Lila
 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Beef                             Casserole
                 Ground Beef
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      pound         lean ground beef
    1      large         onion -- finely chopped
    1      stalk         celery -- finely chopped
    1      teaspoon      minced garlic
    1      15 oz. can    tomato sauce
    1      16 oz. pkg.   mixed frozen vegetables
                         {corn, green beans, carrots, or any other
                         variety}
    2                    bay leaves
    1      teaspoon      dried thyme
    1      teaspoon      dried marjoram
      1/4  teaspoon      black pepper
                         MASHED POTATOES:
    4      large         potatoes
    1      tablespoon    butter or margarine
      1/4  cup           milk
                         Paprika -- to taste
 
 * Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
 * In a large saute pan or skillet, add ground beef, onion, celery, and garlic;
 cook over medium heat until meat is browned; drain liquid. Do not return to
 heat.
 * Stir in tomato sauce, vegetables, bay leaves, thyme, marjoram, and black
 pepper.
 MASHED POTATOES: Boil potatoes over high heat until soft; drain. Add butter
 and gradually add milk while mashing potatoes with electric mixer or hand
 masher. The consistency of mashed potatoes should be firm; add milk, as
 necessary, but remember not to make the potatoes too runny. Set aside.
 * Transfer meat and vegetable mixture to a 2- 2 1/2-quart casserole. Evenly
 top with mashed potatoes. Sprinkle with paprika. Cover and bake for 20 minutes
 or until potatoes are lightly browned.
 
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