Classic Beef Shepherd’s Pie
Classic Beef Gravy:
all purpose flour
reduced-sodium beef broth
beef bouillon granules
93% lean or leaner
classic beef gravy
frozen peas and carrots blend
2-1/2 to 3
shredded Parmesan or cheddar cheese
Classic Beef Gravy
In a large nonstick skillet, heat butter over medium heat until melted.
Stir in flour; cook 5–7 minutes until mixture is deep brown, stirring often.
Whisk in beef broth until smooth; simmer 3 minutes, stirring often.
Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 2–3 minutes until thickened.
Stir in beef bouillon granules and pepper.
Season with salt, as desired.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Heat a 10- to 12-inch cast iron or nonstick skillet, over medium heat until hot.
Add ground beef and onions; cook 8–10 minutes, breaking into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally.
Stir in gravy, frozen vegetables, and pepper.
Top beef mixture with potatoes; sprinkle with cheese, if desired.
Bake for 20–25 minutes.