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Mini Shepherd’s Pie


2 lbs ground beef

2 Tbsp oil

2 C frozen peas and carrots

1 packet GF brown gravy mix 

2 C water

2 prepared pie crust

Topping: Potato flakes (follow package directions for 3 cups)

4 oz cream cheese, cubed

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp salt

1 Tbsp parsley

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
1. Heat oil in skillet, add beef & brown, add frozen peas and carrots. Cook for 3-5 minutes.
2. Add gravy mix. Mix together, add water.
3. Cook until gravy thickens; Set aside
4. Cut out crusts to fit cupcake tin.
5.  Make mashed potatoes to your liking. I add cream cheese, garlic powder, parsley and salt.
6. Fill cups with meat mixture and top with potatoes.
7. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving.

Deena Manzanares
Deena Marie Manzanares is a Utah native, but lived in NYC for a few years while attending the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School. Locally, she has worked as a professional actor for years in both stage and film.