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“I don't like Shepherd's Pie, our kids and teens wrinkled their noses at the mention of Shepherd's Pie. However, my spin on a classic recipe had kids and adults liking the pie plate! I always like to be creative. Mix and match flavors of potatoes or use your own home made version. Add or subtract veggies you and your family prefer. Use ground turkey or chicken or vegetarian ground 'meat'. Etc Etc...”
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Ingredients Nutrition


  1. 1. Saute onions until transparent.
  2. 2. Brown Hamburger meat and drain.
  3. 3. Line a large pie pan with refrigerated pie dough.
  4. 4. Prebake pie dough according to directions (otherwise it doesn't quite finish).
  5. 5. Mix hamburger, corn (drained), bbq sauce, and onion. (It should not be soupy, adjust the bbq sauce accordingly).
  6. 6. Place the mixture into the bottom of the pie shell and smooth out.
  7. 7. Make the potatoes according to package direction.
  8. *We prefer the flavored, the best mix was one pack roasted garlic and one pack 4 cheese. Be creative!
  9. 8. Sprinkle shredded cheese over meat mixture.
  10. 9. Smooth over the meat and cheese into one layer.
  11. 10. Bake at 350 for about 20 min until edges of pie crust are done and the potatoes are developing a nice golden color.

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