Shepherd's Baked Potatoes


   This is my new favorite dinner. It was so good! I love a healthy meal that doesnt taste healthy. You know what I mean? This is pure comfort food without the fat ( if you minus the cheese). This dish is a new twist on the usual Shepherds's Pie casserole. You dont need to fuss over making a batch of mashed potatoes. All you do is bake some potatoes for an hour and in the meantime make this simple meat sauce on your stovetop. It is really easy to do, and when it's done you will have one fabulous meal!

Shepherd's Baked Potatoes

6 medium Russet Potatoes
2 teaspoons Kosher Salt
1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil
1 pound Lean Ground Beef
1 (10 3/4 oz) can Tomato Soup
1 (8 oz) can Tomato Sauce
1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
2 teaspoons Onion flakes
1/2 teaspoon Chili Powder
1/4 cup Milk
1 cup cut Green Beans ( from a frozen bag or can )
1 cup Corn ( from a frozen bag or can)

DIRECTIONS:  Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Wash potatoes with water. Dry with paper towels. Drizzle potatoes with vegetable oil and then sprinkle evenly with kosher salt. Poke a couple holes at the tops of potatoes with a fork and place them on a baking sheet. Bake for 1 hour or until fork tender.

When potatoes have about 20 minutes left to bake, start on sauce.

In a large skillet, brown ground beef over medium-high heat. Drain any grease. Pour in tomato sauce and soup and then sprinkle in garlic powder, onion flakes and chili powder. Stir well. Pour in milk, green beans and corn. Continue to stir and cook until mixture boils. Reduce heat to low and let simmer until potatoes are ready.

Once potatoes are finished baking, carefully remove from oven and let rest a couple minutes. Cut a slit on top of each potato and then squeeze sides to open. Top each with desired amount of meat sauce. You can also add shredded cheese, sour cream and chives, but if your watching calories and fat then dont! :)  Enjoy!


Marina {Yummy Mummy) said...

You are SO creative!

suzie q. said...

what a great idea! i love baked potatoes and sheperd's pie is ALWAYS a hit in our house. totally stealing this!

Mal said...

This is a fantastic idea! We love shepherd's pie in the winter, I think I'll try this variation soon.


Siggy Spice said...

mmmm....sounds perfect!

Val said...

All I can say is....DELICIOUS!!!

Slice of Southern said...

This looks so comforting! Delish!

yummychunklet said...

What a yummy and perfect looking photo!

A Bitchin' Kitchen said...

This looks delicious! I eat baked potatoes at least once a week as dinner, and am always looking for new ways to dress them up!

- Maggie

scrambledhenfruit said...

I love this upside down shepherd's pie! It sounds easy and delicious- two things that are important around here! :)

Lizzy Do said...

Can I tell you how much I love this idea!!!! Perfect for a busy weeknight...and this would draw raves from the hubby! Plus, I don't like to mash potatoes :) Thanks for sharing another winner, Holly!!!

Jennifurla said...

oh yes, looks so rich and yummy.

Words Of Deliciousness said...

This looks delicious. Sounds like it would be a easy to make, which is always a good thing in my book.

betty said...

they look so amazing, I would love to make them right now, just to indulge :) new follower

claire said...

can you mail me one in dallas?!

Anonymous said...

We made these tonight!!!! So totally delicious! You have the very best food blog out there. You are so gorgeous too!!!!!! Thanks Holly!

Nicole@HeatOvenTo350 said...

This is one of the favorite ideas I've seen in months. I love it! I might have to modify it for my family since my husband hates anything "tomato" but I think I'd love it just as it is. Genius!