Thursday, May 20, 2010

Tip of the Day May 20

Mini Shepard's Pies are another part of our freezer meal stockpile. And they are made in Audrey's favorite cooking vessel: the muffin tin!
Mini Shepard's Pies
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 3 tbsp chopped onion
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/3 cup chili sauce or ketchup
  • 1 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 1/4 cups mashed potato flakes
  • 1 package (3 oz) cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 tube (12 oz) refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
  • 1/2 cup crushed potatoes chips
In a large skillet, cook the beef, onion and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the chili sauce, vinegar and salt; set aside. In a small saucepan, bring water and butter to a boil. Pour into a small mixing bowl. Whisk in potato flakes until blended. Beat in cream cheese until smooth. Press biscuits onto the bottom and up the sides of 10 greased muffin cups. Fill with beef mixture. Spread potato mixture over beef mixture. Sprinkle with potato chips; press down lightly. Bake at 375°F for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Sprinkle with paprika if desired. Serve immediately, or cool before placing in a single layer in a freezer container. Cover and freeze for up to 2 months. To use frozen pies: Thaw in the refrigerator for 8 hours. Place on a baking sheet. Bake at 375°F for 15-18 minutes or until heated through.

Audrey's Tasks:
  1. Press biscuits into muffin tin
  2. Add meat
  3. Help mom add potatoes
  4. Crush chips and add
  5. Sprinkle paprika on top
Mom's Tasks:
  1. Brown meat and cook onion and garlic
  2. Add ketchup and vinegar
  3. Make potatoes
  4. Help Audrey assemble pies
  5. Freeze
This is a recipe that requires a little work up front but then your helper can step in to complete the assembly work. Audrey loved pressing the biscuits into the muffin tin and almost would not let me help. She is just starting on the, "I can do it myself!" stage. Joy!


  1. This photo is spectacular! Beautiful EYES!

  2. Fuck you faggot no one cares about your ugly ass kid, wife.


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