While I was living in Charlotte after my family moved back to Michigan, my aunt Lisa would invite me over for dinner at least once a week. It meant so much to me to feel like I wasn’t all alone. This recipe is an adaptation of Emma’s favorite dish (maybe the original recipe will pop up here sometime…)
1 lb ground beef (any kind you like best)
1 can diced tomatoes with garlic and onion
1 can veg-all, drained
1 pouch herb and cheddar instant mashed potatoes
Preheat oven to 350. In a large skillet, brown ground beef. Meanwhile, prepare mashed potatoes according to package. When beef is brown, drain and return to burner. Add veggies and tomatoes, season to taste (I like adding parsley, rosemary, and thyme), and heat until bubbly. In an 8×8 baking dish, pour beef mixture into pan. Spread potatoes over the beef, top with a handful of shredded cheese if desired and place in oven until cheese is melted and the pie is bubbling.