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St. Louis (KSDK) - If you open up just about any pantry you're sure to find a can or two of food that's probably been just sitting there for a while, so we're going to show you how to turn those cans into a fantastic meal.

Ryan Farmer, Communications Manager of the St. Louis Area Foodbank, brought down all of the food, and Chef Hazel with 1111 Mississippi showed us how to prepare it.

Click the video player above to hear what they had to say.

The recipe can be found below.

Cottage Pie recipe

Ingredients:
12oz can tomato sauce
12oz can diced tomatoes
12 oz. can green beans
2 diced new potatoes
8 oz. ground beef
1 c. vegetable or chicken broth
½ c. red wine (optional)
½ tsp. granulated garlic (if available)
2 c. prepared mashed potatoes
1 c. corn flakes
¼ c grated parmesan cheese
1tsp dried herbs

Directions:
In a medium sized pot, brown the ground beef over high heat until 2/3 done, add wine and reduce (if available). Add canned tomatoes, tomato sauce, green beans and potatoes. Simmer until potatoes are tender, adding stock as needed. Season with salt, pepper and granulated garlic (fresh garlic can be used if available). Remove beef mixture to a casserole dish, cover with mashed potatoes and set aside.

In a small bowl, crush 1 cup corn flakes with parmesan and herbs.

Coat the top of the casserole with corn flake mixture, bake at 350 until golden brown, let rest for five minutes before serving.

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