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Budget Meals: Fall Family Favorite, Shepherd’s Pie


Shepherd’s Pie is a flavorful and hearty fall favorite

This recipe was provided by Navicore’s own Jackie C. from our Credit Counseling Department.

If you’d like an opportunity to enter our Client Budget Meals contest (and potentially win $100) and have your own budget family meal featured, please submit your recipe here.  Last names will not be published. Let’s get cooking! 

The Recipe

Olive oil for sauteing
1 large onion
2 lb ground turkey (or your meat of choice)
2 cloves of garlic
1 large carrot, diced
2 bay leaves
1 tbsp salt
1 tbsp pepper
1 tbsp tomato paste
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 packet powdered gravy mix (we used mushroom)
1 cup water
1 cup of frozen peas
Mashed potatoes, either instant or from scratch

Saute onion in a little olive oil.
Add the ground meat, and garlic. Saute until browned
Add the carrot, bay leaves, salt, pepper and tomato paste
Stir in the Worcestershire sauce
Sprinkle on the gravy mix and add water, stir to combine
Simmer for 15 mins
Stir in frozen peas
Transfer to a baking dish, remove the bay leaves
Spread mashed potato evenly over the surface of the meat mixture
Use a fork to create ridges in the potato layer and broil until golden brown

The Finances

$0.86 large onion
$9.98 ground turkey (or your meat of choice)
$0.20 garlic
$0.62 carrot
$0.50 bay leaves
$0.20 tomato paste
$2.98 powdered gravy mix (we used mushroom)
$0.44 frozen peas
$4.23 potatoes

From the pantry
Olive oil
Salt and pepper
Worcestershire sauce

Grand Total $20.01

More budget meals to make your family smile:

Budget Meals: Black Bean And Butternut Squash Chili
Southwestern One Pot Chicken Pasta
Andouille, Red beans and Rice
Apricot Chicken
Vietenamese Pho Soup
Hearty And Cheesy Johnny Marzetti Pasta Bake
Budget Meals: Colorful And Tasty Stuffed Peppers
Budget Meals: Chimichurri With Chicken And Grilled Vegetables



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