Secret Ingredient Shepherd’s Pie

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This shepherds pie is going to have everyone wondering what gives it it’s amazing flavor! The secret ingredient? Dark beer! By using instant mashed potatoes, this dish comes together in a flash, and will have everyone asking for seconds!

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Secret Ingredient Shepherd’s Pie

  • 2 lb ground beef (I used 90/10, but use whatever you like!)
  • 1 small sweet onion, chopped
  • 1/2 bottle dark beer of your choice (I used Founders Dirty Bastard)
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 bag frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 cups prepared instant mashed potatoes
  • paprika
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Brown ground beef and cook onion. Drain grease if needed.
  3. When burger is almost cooked, pour in beer. Turn heat to high, let beef boil in beer for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Stir in mushroom soup and frozen vegetables, mix well. Add in cheese and stir to combine. Remove from heat.
  5. Place beef mixture in 9×13 greased casserole dish. Top beef with mashed potatoes, spreading evenly.
  6. Lightly sprinkle paprika over top of potatoes.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes. Let sit for 5 minutes before serving.
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