Ground beef, onions, and carrots with tomato-basil sauce topped with mashed potatoes are baked for a delicious and easy comfort-food meal.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
45 mins
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Place the potatoes and carrots in a large pot with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil and cook until tender, about 15 minutes; drain. Separate the potatoes and carrots. Place the drained potatoes back into the pot. Add milk and 2 tablespoons butter. Mash the potatoes, adding salt and pepper to taste.

  • Melt the remaining 4 tablespoons butter in a large frying pan over medium heat. Stir in the onions and saute until softened, about 10 minutes.

  • Increase heat to medium-high and add the ground beef. Cook and stir until meat is no longer pink and begins to brown; drain excess fat. Stir in the tomato-basil sauce.

  • Place the carrots in the bottom of an ungreased pie dish. Add the beef mixture evenly over the top of the carrots. Spread the mashed potatoes evenly over the top of the beef mixture.

  • Bake uncovered until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F, about 20 minutes.

Tips

This is a versatile recipe that can be easily modified by substituting different vegetables.

Nutrition Facts

802 calories; protein 38.4g 77% DV; carbohydrates 74.3g 24% DV; fat 39.4g 61% DV; cholesterol 153.6mg 51% DV; sodium 591.8mg 24% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
08/28/2014
We thought this was good but needed just a little more seasoning for our taste - I would add salt and pepper to the meat while cooking and a handful of cheddar cheese to the potatoes once mashed (or sprinkle some cheese over the top of the potatoes before baking) - yumm!! Great recipe that is easy to adjust to your personal tastes and preferences; we added some peas to our veggie mix.:) Read More
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7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
08/28/2014
We thought this was good but needed just a little more seasoning for our taste - I would add salt and pepper to the meat while cooking and a handful of cheddar cheese to the potatoes once mashed (or sprinkle some cheese over the top of the potatoes before baking) - yumm!! Great recipe that is easy to adjust to your personal tastes and preferences; we added some peas to our veggie mix.:) Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
08/25/2014
This was pretty good but does need some seasoning added both to the meat. I will also make a cheesy mashed potato with garlic topping if I make it again to give it a little more flavor. This serves way more than 4 people. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/22/2016
My SO loathes onions so cut the onions. Added about a cup or two of peas (next time will add more). I actually cooked everything the night before (SO works different schedule) and placed in fridge. Didn't throw in oven until the next evening. It didn't heat thoroughly (SO did it on her own) but that's more an issue of SO being less-than-culinary-inclined than the recipe. Only issue with recipe overall potatoes came out kinda bland. Meat was great (a little greasy for me but SO loved it) trying to separate the carrots/potatoes were a pain and yeah potato was a little bland. Next time will add some extra seasoning or something to it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2019
Excellent easy recipe with a twist. Loved the sauce ingredient. I always change recipes to suit me so this one gets 5 stars even though I added: the meat from one hot Italian sausage one garlic clove one half Tbs of onion soup mix and a few pieces of sweet pepper - added them with the carrots. I used new potatoes and left the skins on. We loved this pie! Thanks. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/01/2017
This simple recipe can use just a little boost by seasoning the meat with thyme and rosemary. I also add peas as you would find in a traditional shepherds pie. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2016
It turned out great! the wife loved it. I just seasoned the meat with minced garlic salt and pepper and I added about 1/4 cup asiago cheese and 2 TBSP of parmesan to the mashed potatoes. Delish! I would suggest boiling the carrots separate from the potatoes. The extra pan to wash is better than having to separate the carrots from the soft potatoes in my opinion. =) Read More
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