Ghostly Shepherd's Pie

Ghostly Shepherd's Pie

Treat your little ghosts and goblins to a tummy-warming stew that looks them right in the eye!

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lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
medium onion, coarsely chopped (1/2 cup)
bag (12 oz) Green Giant™ Steamers™ frozen mixed vegetables
can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen® organic diced tomatoes with Italian herbs, undrained
jar (12 oz) beef gravy
2 2/3
cups water
cup butter or margarine
teaspoon garlic powder
cup milk
cups Betty Crocker® Potato Buds® mashed potatoes (dry)
  1. Heat oven to 375°F. In 12-inch skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Set 12 peas (from frozen vegetables) aside for garnish. Add remaining frozen vegetables, tomatoes and gravy to beef mixture. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and cook 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are crisp-tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, heat water, butter and garlic powder to boiling. Remove from heat; add milk. Stir in dry potatoes; blend well.
  3. Spoon beef mixture into ungreased 8-inch square (2-quart) or oval (2 1/2-quart) glass baking dish. With large spoon, make 6 mounds of potato mixture on top of beef mixture to look like ghosts. Place 2 reserved peas on each mound to look like eyes. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until potatoes are set and mixture is hot.
Makes 6 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Did You Know
The early Celts believed you could drive away the ghosts that came out on Halloween by lighting lanterns or candles. Why not keep these little ghosts at bay by lighting candles at the dinner table?
Serve With
Serve bowls of delicious, saucy "pie" with cut-up veggies and dip and warm-from-the-oven breadsticks.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 390
    • (Calories from Fat 160),
  • Total Fat 18g
    • (Saturated Fat 9g,
    • Trans Fat 1g),
  • Cholesterol 70mg;
  • Sodium 630mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 36g
    • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
    • Sugars 7g),
  • Protein 20g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.