Classic Beef Shepherd’s Pie
Classic Beef Gravy:
Classic Beef Gravy
  1. In a large nonstick skillet, heat butter over medium heat until melted.
  2. Stir in flour; cook 5–7 minutes until mixture is deep brown, stirring often.
  3. Whisk in beef broth until smooth; simmer 3 minutes, stirring often.
  4. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 2–3 minutes until thickened.
  5. Stir in beef bouillon granules and pepper.
  6. Season with salt, as desired.
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Heat a 10- to 12-inch cast iron or nonstick skillet, over medium heat until hot.
  3. Add ground beef and onions; cook 8–10 minutes, breaking into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally.
  4. Stir in gravy, frozen vegetables, and pepper.
  5. Top beef mixture with potatoes; sprinkle with cheese, if desired.
  6. Bake for 20–25 minutes.