Monday, January 2, 2012

January 2; Layered Ground Beef Casserole (Shepherd's Pie)

Vivian, a woman from my church, brought this to our family at the birth of one of my children. It is delicious and   as you will note, it can be used for 2 different meals. 

2 ½ lbs extra lean ground beef
2 tsp salt and pepper, or to taste
1 ½ TB Worcestershire sauce
1 onions, chopped
1 ½ cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1 c finely chopped carrots
1 c ketchup
1 c hot ketchup
1 16 oz can French cut green beans, drained
2 c mashed potatoes
1 c grated cheese

Melt 2 TB shortening in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, celery, and carrots. Sauté until onions are golden brown. Add ground beef. Stir and cook until meat is browned. Add salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce and ketchups. Cover and simmer until meat is cooked. Only use half of the meat mixture for the casserole. Use the other half for barbeque beef sandwiches. Layer the meat, green beans, potatoes and then cheese. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes.

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