Spooky Shepherd's Pie

Ingredients

  • 1 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef 
  • 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped 
  • 1 bag (12 oz) Green Giant™ Steamers™ frozen mixed vegetables 
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen™ organic diced tomatoes with Italian herbs, undrained
  • 1 jar (12 oz) beef gravy
  • 1 3/4 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons margarine or butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 1/4 cups instant mashed potatoes
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten

Instructions

1 _ Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 10-inch skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. Add beef and onion; cook until beef is thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently. Drain.

2 _ Set aside 12 peas for garnish. Add remaining frozen vegetables, tomatoes and gravy; mix well. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and cook 8 to 10 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender, stirring occasionally.

3 _ Meanwhile, in medium saucepan, heat water, margarine and garlic powder to boiling. Remove from heat; add milk. Stir in potato flakes and cheese. Add egg; blend well.

4 _ Into ungreased 8-inch square (2-quart) or oval (2 1/2-quart) glass baking dish, spoon beef mixture. With large spoon, make 6 mounds of potato mixture on top of beef mixture to resemble ghosts. Place 2 reserved peas on each mound to resemble eyes.


5 _ Bake at 375°F. for 20 to 25 minutes or until potatoes are set and mixture is thoroughly heated.

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