Shepard’s Pie Bites ~ Comfort food leftovers turned into fun, bite sized appetizers!
Have you ever done something you know your family will hate, but you do it anyway because in the long run you know they will love it? Yea, that’s what these Shepard’s Pie Bites are…
[bctt tweet=”Shepard’s Pie Bites #comfortfood #snacks #hungry”] If you ask my husband what he wants for dinner, you will get one of 3 answers~ I don’t know, meatloaf or fish tacos. That’s about it. As you can tell he has his favorites and may be a bit challenged in the imagination department! lol Well, when it comes to meatloaf around here we are a bit fanatical. I have made so many different flavor variations it is ridiculous, and tasty. Most of the time it has to be at least 2 pounds or people walk away hungry. And there are NEVER leftovers. They will gorge; then snack their way through the rest during the course of an evening. So for me to tell them that I was claiming part of Sunday’s dinner for this post, let’s just say I wasn’t very popular. And not only did I snag a big chunk of meatloaf, but also mashed potatoes. You would have thought the world was ending. You don’t have to make a meatloaf just to make this recipe. It was just what I had available. You could simply brown ground beef and season to your taste instead. Worcestershire, garlic and onion is a great place to start. [bctt tweet=”Shepard’s Pie Bites #comfortfood #leftover #hacks #hungry”] I originally wanted corn in these Shepard’s Pie Bites… because meatloaf, mashed potatoes and corn are the trifecta of comfort food in my world. But we ran out, so I used carrots instead. Mix it up though with your favorite veggies. What is your favorite comfort food hack? Enjoy~ Loriann
Shepard's Pie Bites
- 1 14-ounce box refrigerated pie crust box contains 2 crust
- 3 cups chopped up meatloaf substitute cooked ground beef seasoned to taste
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables
- 2 cups mashed potatoes
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spray a muffin tin with non-stick spray, set aside.
- Unroll 1 pie crust on a floured surface. Use a 3 1/2 biscuit cutter to cutout rounds of dough. Use a glass or mug if you don't have a biscuit cutter.
- Tuck rounds into muffin tins. Repeat with second pie crust.
- In a large bowl mix together beef, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce and veggies. Salt and pepper to taste.
- Spoon mixture into pie crusts.
- Place mashed potatoes in a large plastic storage bag. Snip a small corner off bag, pipe potatoes onto pie cups.
- Bake 12-13 minutes until golden brown. Serve hot.