Shepard Joe’s Pie

As I mentioned in the Sloppy Joe’s post last week…We made a lot of sloppy joe’s!  Maybe too much for the amount of people we had over.  What this means for me is that I had lunches at work all week that surrounded Sloppy Joe meat.  
It’s a good thing this turned out awesome!  After the first 2 days of Sloppy Joe sandwiches at work, I wanted something different and then it came to me – meat and potatoes – Sloppy Joe marry Shepard’s Pie.  I’m calling it Shepard Joe’s Pie and it is tasty!

So, I boiled some potatoes with whole (peeled) garlic cloves.

And I mixed that with some butter, milk, salt and white pepper.

Topped off the Sloppy Joe meat in the little ramekins.
Baked them in the oven for 15 minutes and ‘BOOM’ – I made Shepard Joe’s Pies!

Public Service Announcement on This Dish – I would highly recommend being a little careful…the mashed potatoes act as a cover and leaves the sloppy joe meat good and hot.  

Shepard Joe’s Pie


  • Left Over Sloppy Joe Meat
  • 8 medium size baby red potatoes, cleaned and unpeeled
  • 4 whole cloves garlic
  • 3 Tbls butter
  • 3 Tbls milk
  • Salt & white pepper
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Arrange ramekins on a sheet pan and fill half way with Sloppy Joe meat.  
  • Clean and chop potatoes so that all the pieces are around the same size.  Place them in a stock pot, add pealed garlic and fill with water and sprinkle of salt and bring to a boil.  Boil until the potatoes are soft and easily pierced with a fork. 
  • When the potatoes are almost done ready to mash, place the ramekins in the oven and start to warm the meat.  Heat up for about 5 minutes.
  • When potatoes are soft, strain out the water and mash slightly.  Add butter, milk and salt and pepper to taste.  Continue whipping/mashing until smooth and creamy.  
  • Remove the ramekins from the oven and top the meat with mashed potatoes.  
  • Place back in the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes until the tops of the mashed potatoes are golden.
  • Remove and let ramekins cool slightly.  Serve and enjoy!

Happy Left-Overs!!!

*Recipe original to Experimental Spoon.

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