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Shepherd's pie is comfort food and so easy; you have your meat, veggies, and starch (hello mashed potatoes!) all in one pan and they go so well together. This recipe for shepherd's pie uses ground beef because it's easy to find and most of us have it around.
Peel and cube your potatoes and set them in a medium pot. Cover with water and bring to a boil over medium high heat. Reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 25 minutes.
While the potatoes cook, heat a large skillet over medium high heat and add the ground beef, mushrooms, and onion. Cook until the beef is cooked through and the vegetables are tender, 8 to 10 minutes.
Add the garlic and stir to combine. Cook until fragrant, about 1 minute In a small bowl combine the broth and corn starch. Mix well to combine.
Add the corn starch slurry to the skillet and cook until slightly thickened, about 2 minutes. Add the Worcestershire sauce, frozen corn, and frozen peas and carrots. Stir to combine. Add the salt and adjust to taste.
Add the mixture to the bottom of a 9x13 casserole dish or baking pan, or if your skillet is oven proof, leave it in the skillet.
When the potatoes are soft, drain the water and place the potatoes back in the pot they cooked in. Add the milk and butter and mash well with a fork or potato masher.
When potatoes are mashed, stir in the Parmesan and cheddar cheese and adjust the salt and pepper to taste. Spread the mashed potatoes evenly over the top of your beef mixture. Bake in a 400 degree F oven for 30 minutes.