Hey, it's Friday! This means that the Preparedness Pro is going to adapt one of your favorite dishes and make it with shelf-stable items that you can use with or without electricity.
Today’s shelf-stable recipe is one of my husband’s favorite. It’s a mild twist on a Shepherds Pie recipe my mom used to make. However, Mom’s recipe took too much time and didn’t consist of items that I could just pull off of my shelf. Whenever I make this for friends and family, they typically declare it as their favorite version. Enjoy!
Preparedness Pro’s Shepherd’s Pie
- 1 can of green beans, drained
- 1 can of condensed tomato soup
- 1 can of corn kernels, drained
- 1 can of cream of mushroom soup OR 1 ½ cups of prepared Shirley J’s Universal Sauce (the Shirley J’s tastes much better than the cream of mushroom soup)
- 2 pounds of canned ground beef or ground turkey OR 2 pounds of ground, beef flavored wheat meat
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 1 tablespoon of Shirley J Onion Seasoning
- 3 cup of prepared Potato Gems/Pearls
- 1 garlic clove or 1 tablespoon of minced garlic
- ½ - 1 cup of grated cheddar cheese (remember, I wax my hard cheeses so that I can ALWAYS have it on hand)
In a large bowl, mix all of the ingredients together except the garlic and Potato Pearls/Gems, and cheese—mix until well incorporated.
Pour into a large casserole dish, treated with non-stick spray.
While preparing the hot water for the Potato Gem/Pearls, place the garlic clove in the water. When water is fully heated, remove the garlic (mince if necessary) and then add the Potato Pearls/Gems according to manufacturer’s directions.
Top the casserole mix with the mashed potato mixture, then sprinkle with cheddar cheese on top. Bake at 375 for about 30 minutes either in your regular oven or your solar oven.
When cooking it in my regular oven I place a sheet of foil over the casserole so that the cheese and potatoes don’t get to brown, and then just take it off the last 15 minutes of cooking.
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