A classic comfort food of my youth is American shepherd's pie. In the rest of the English speaking world, it's cottage pie. I made it easy, Bob Evans mashed potatoes on top. I am not mashing potatoes. I know it's not the same as Mom used to make but Mom doesn't live close enough to make me a pile of cottage pie.
One large casserole made plenty, dinner for two nights and three containers for dinner later.
Here is the recipe but I cheated on the potatoes: http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/easy_shepherds_pie/