Cheesy Potatoes Make A Delicious Crust
Kids, no matter what age, can be really picky eaters. But if you hide the veggies inside a ground beef and mashed potato pie, every member of your family, including your little ones, will be begging for more.
If there's one thing my family loves, it's ground beef. It doesn't matter if I use it in tacos, turn it into hamburgers or use it for a nice hearty bowl of chili. If ground beef is the base for dinner, those plates are going to be licked clean. Unfortunately, while my son loves ground beef, he is not a fan of vegetables. But since I know he likes his meat, every so often I'll take a bag of frozen veggies, chop them up and mix them into a beef pie... a shepherd's pie really. It's the perfect option at this picky toddler stage because he gobbles it up and gets his veggies, while my husband and I get a delicious, flavorful meal.
What I especially love about shepherd's pie is that you can put whatever veggies you like inside from the standard peas and carrots, to mushrooms or broccoli. As for the crust, you don't have to use your basic plain mashed potatoes. You could do a cheesy or even a garlicky version. But whatever mixture you choose to use, the end result is pure deliciousness that will keep even the pickiest palates happy.
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