Shepherd's Pie Soup

We took the taste of an English favorite and added a healthy dose of comfort to create Shepherd's Pie Soup. Mmm! Soup's on, and it's not just a plain old soup!

Serves: 4

Cooking Time: 35 min

What You'll Need:

1 pound ground beef
5 cups water
2 3/4 cups beef broth
1 (16-ounce) (16-ounce) package frozen diced potatoes (about 4 cups)
1 (16-ounce) package frozen mixed vegetables
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 cups instant potato flakes

What To Do:

1. In a soup pot over medium-high heat, cook ground beef 8 to 10 minutes, or until browned and no pink remains; drain.

2. Add remaining ingredients except potato flakes and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook 15 minutes. Stir in potato flakes and cook 5 to 7 minutes, or until thickened. Serve immediately.