Meatloaf and Shephard Pie a la Carmen

We woke up with a winter chill this morning. Brrr. What better time for warm comfort food to chase away that chill. This recipe is from my sister Carmen who is a fabulous cook! It’s got all the perfect mixings for a meal to warm your innards on a cold winter day. I hope you enjoy!

Meatloaf and Shephard Pie a la Carmen

2 pounds ground round beef
1 Martin’s round potato roll broken into small pieces
2 eggs
1 ½ packages of Knorr brown gravy mix
½ cup ketchup
½ cup whole milk
1 tsp salt
Pillsbury Pie Crust (for pie)

Preheat oven to 375º

Mix all the ingredients except the ground beef in large bowl breaking up the bread (I use a whisk). Add the beef and gently incorporate – do not overmix.

Place in loaf pan and spread out. Drizzle ketchup on top.

Bake for 45-50 minutes and let sit for 15 minutes before serving.

Serve with mashed potatoes and caramelized onions (onions that have been sautéed in butter, olive oil and salt until brown.

Enjoy the meatloaf and if you’ve got some leftovers, it’s time for the Shephard’s Pie!

Shepard’s Pie

Using store bought pie crust place crust in pie pan. Cover with non-stick foil and bake with dry beans (I use the same ones over and over to keep the crust from lifting) at 375º for 20 minutes. Remove beans and foil and bake an additional 5 -10 minutes until golden brown.

Spread caramelized onions on the bottom. Break up the left over meatloaf and place in pan. Spread leftover mashed potatoes over the meatloaf.

Bake 20 minutes or until heated through.


Here is a picture of me and my sis during one of our cooking moments!

4 thoughts on “Meatloaf and Shephard Pie a la Carmen”

  1. Surprisingly I have never had Shepard’s pie… I do not know why that is… Thanks for sharing… maybe I will try your sister’s recipe.

  2. Can’t wait to try these. Your sister is definitely a good cook but you are too. I am so glad you posted her Corn Casserole recipe while back. It is a standard now. I had two events at church this past week-end and was told to bring the casserole for both. Notice that I said “told” not asked.I hope you are recovering from the storm. Have a great day and hugs.

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