A Southwest take on shepherd’s pie. A My Lazy Kitchen OG recipe.
Time: 45 Minutes
Serves: 4 – 6
1 lb Ground Beef
12 oz Chorizo, casing removed
2 small cans of black beans, drained
Chili powder to taste
Seasoned salt to taste
1/2 to 1 lb fresh green beans (adjust depending on how much you like green beans)
8 oz shredded cheese (I suggest either a Mexican blend or Colby Jack, but use whatever you want)
Mashed potatoes (homemade or store bought)
- Dice your onion. Once diced, add it to a heated wok or a lightly oiled large pan.
- After adding the onion, add your ground beef and chorizo. DON’T FORGET TO MOVE THE CASING FROM THE CHORIZO! Season the meat and onion mix with chili powder and seasoned salt. Mix everything together well to evenly distribute the seasoning.
- Drain your two cans of beans and add them to the meat mixture. Stir well to ensure a nice even mix. Cook all of this together for about 15 – 20 minutes or whenever your meat is done. You’ll want to make sure this is thoroughly cooked due to the chorizo. While you do this, it’s a good time to chop your green beans. Make them as short or long as you’d like.
- Once this is done, remove the mixture from heat. Preheat your oven to 350 F (177 C). In a 9″ x 13″ baking pan, you’ll begin layering the ingredients like a lasagna. Start with the meat/bean/onion mixture at the bottom. Add a thin layer of cheese. Then add a layer of the uncooked green beans. Add another thin layer of cheese. Finally, top it off with the mashed potatoes. If you have cheese left, add the remainder to the top of the mashed potatoes to finish it off.
- Put this casserole into the oven uncovered for 20 – 25 minutes or until everything appears firmly set. This will allow everything to cook together and hold as well as incorporate all of the flavors. Have a drink and enjoy the wait because you’re officially done with the work.
Cut into squares and serve when done.
Notes & Pro-Tips:
– If you decide to make mashed potatoes, do those first and don’t start the meat mixture until at least 30 minutes into your potatoes boiling. You can use this recipe.
– Feel free to add any other spices you think might be interesting. Adobo; why not? Paprika; go for it! Take as many liberties with this as you want.
– You can also add more or substitute different vegetables if that’s your thing.
– More cheese is never a problem, it’s a solution.
Pastor’s Pie Playlist
Here are some tunes I listened to while making this. Enjoy.