Shepherds Pie- Tomato base

I watch a lot of Gordon Ramsey shows like Master Chef. I remember him talking in one challenge that his favorite dish was Shepherd’s pie, something that reminded him of his mother.

So when I was a kid my mom use to make Shepherd’s pie a lot. I wasn’t always a fan because she used vegetables that I hated as a kid and cream of mushroom soup. When I got old I of course altered her quick version of the recipe. This recipes is just one of the two ways I make Shepherd’s pie.



1 pound ground beef

1 onion, diced

1 carrot, shredded

1 stalk celery, chopped

1 can of whole green beans

1 can tomato soup

4 cups mashed potatoes ( either homemade or box)

1-2 cups shredded cheese (cheddar is great)

salt and pepper to taste



Preheat your oven to 350, then in a Skillet brown you ground beef. Once the meat is drown drain and set aside, a Stock Pot place a Tablespoon of butter in the Stock Pot. Dice you onions and celery and place them in seasoning with salt and pepper. Cook till they are tender and the onions are translucent. Add the carrots and cook 1-2 mins more. IMG_6175

Now add the green beans and tomato soup and stir. Let it cook enough to heat the soup up and place in a large Casserole Dish.


Top with the mashed potatoes and shredded cheese and place in the oven for 30 minutes till the cheese is melted. Sometimes the soup bubbles over when baking.


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