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Shepherd’s Pie With Hamburger

When I saw the title to the recipe I assumed it would be a classic recipe for a green bean casserole normally served over the holidays.

Even though this recipe uses hamburger versus lamb, I renamed the recipe to Shepherd’s Pie with Hamburger so that is more descriptive of what the recipe actually is. 

Since my kids don’t eat beef, I created an Easy Chicken Shepherd’s Pie that they really enjoy.

I had some leftover creamy mashed potatoes I didn’t want to throw away and knew that they would be perfect for this casserole recipe. (Do you like making casseroles? Check out all of our published Casserole Recipes here.)

If you make this recipe for Shepherd’s Pie with Hamburger, consider one of our Bread Recipes finish off your homecooked meal.

While it’s not a “pretty” dish to look at, it is very easy to make with only 4 ingredients and cheap to make too!

Below you will find the ORGINAL recipe and then the UPDATED recipe at the bottom of the post.

NOTE: Depending on the casserole dish you use, there is a likelihood that the casserole will boil over and make a huge mess of your oven so place it on a baking sheet for easier cleanup.

From Wikipedia describing a Shepherd’s Pie:

Shepherd’s pie or cottage pie is a meat pie with a crust or topping of mashed potato.

The recipe has many variations, but the defining ingredients are minced red meat (commonly, “cottage pie” refers to beef and “shepherd’s pie” to lamb), cooked in a gravy or sauce with onions and sometimes other vegetables, such as peas, celery or carrots, and topped with a layer of mashed potato before it is baked.

The pie is sometimes also topped with grated cheese to create a layer of melted cheese on top.

Green Bean Casserole

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Green Bean Casserole
Yield: 6 servings

Green Bean Casserole

Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

This is the original recipe before I modified it a smidge.


  • 1 pound ground beef, browned
  • 1 can tomato soup
  • 1 can green beans, 1/2 the liquid drained
  • Mashed potatoes


  1. Combine the ground beef, tomato soup, and green beans
  2. Place in greased casserole dish
  3. Cover about 1/4" thick with mashed potatoes
  4. Bake for 35 - 40 minutes at 350 degrees
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Green Bean Casserole
Yield: 6 Servings

Shepherd's Pie With Hamburger

"Easy and Cheap" is what the orginal owner said about this recipe. This is the modified recipe with a slight change of adding seasoning and rewriting the instructions.


  • 1 pound ground beef, browned
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can tomato soup (10.75 ounces)
  • 1 can green beans, 1/2 the liquid drained (14.5 ounces)
  • Mashed potatoes


  1. Brown the ground beef and drain.
  2. Add the hamburger meat to a mixing bowl.
  3. Add the salt and pepper to the hamburger and mix well.
  4. Add the tomato soup and green beans to the hamburger
  5. Place the mixture in greased casserole dish
  6. Cover the mixture with mashed potatoes (approximtely 1/4" thick)
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 - 40 minutes

Shepherd’s Pie With Hamburger

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