Shepherd's pie is one of those recipes that everybody has one and every recipe is different. In the past it was a great way to use up leftover meat, veggies, gravy and mashed potatoes. This is also one of those dishes you can improvise and use what you have on hand.
This is my recipe:
1 lb. hamburger
1 onion, chopped
2-3 cloves garlic, chopped
packet of brown gravy mix
can of cream of mushroom soup
jar of au jus gravy
bag of mixed veggies
1 c. or so of frozen corn
can of creamed corn
mashed potatoes (I start cooking these when I start frying the hamburger or you can use 1 box (both envelopes) of instant
* Fry hamburger with onion and garlic until done. Add gravy packet, cream of mushroom soup, and jar of au jus gravy and stir together. Season with salt, pepper, and seasoning salt as desired. Put mixture into bottom of 9 x 13 pan (or use 2 smaller pans)
*Pour bag of mixed veggies and corn over top of meat mixture.
*Pour can of creamed corn over veggies.
*Spread mashed potatoes over top of everything.
*Bake at 350' for 45 minutes or until center is hot and bubbly