Did you know that before I started blogging 3 years ago, I'd never eaten shepherds pie? Now I would say that it is one of my favorite meals. I love putting meat on top of potatoes, so naturally potatoes on top of meat is a good idea.
The recipe below is for a big batch of the meat. Feel free to reduce it if you'd like but I like to make a lot and eat it throughout the week or freeze it for another meal. This freezes beautifully. You're free to add whatever veggies you fancy, I would have liked peas in it but didn't find any in the freezer. So I added the 1/2 bag of green beans on the top shelf that has been there for practically forever. You know the ones. I loved all the veggies! The more the better!
I wasn't sure how the flavored mashed potatoes would be with these flavors but it was wonderful and the flavors were perfect.
BBQ Beef Shepherds Pie
Adapted from Our Eating Habits
2. Cook potatoes until tender in boiling water. Drain and mash with butter, milk ans salt and pepper. Stir in green onions, cheddar cheese, ranch dressing and bacon.
3. Scoop meat mixture on to plate and top with potatoes.