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Shepherd’s Pie

There are many great examples of comfort food out there

I should definitely know as comfort foods are one of my biggest weaknesses

I mean eggplant parm, stew, lasagna, mac and cheese, etc., etc., etc

However one of my favorites has to be Shepherd’s Pie

I mean it is meaty and hearty and covered in mashed potatoes… can you even ask for more?

My version of this great dish is a mashup of all the different ones I have tried over the years and I know you will love it as much as we do!

This is also a great way of utilizing left over mashed potatoes which is what we are going to do here

We are starting off with 2 pounds of ground beef

You can certainly use ground lamb which is more traditional, or any type of ground meat you prefer

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Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a pan over medium high heat

Add in the ground beef and brown breaking it up as you go

Cook for 10-12 minutes

Drain the meat and remove from the pan

Next we will need 2 carrots,  1 onion, 10 ounces of baby bella mushrooms and 3 garlic cloves

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Peel and dice the carrots and onion, chop the garlic

Wipe any dirt off of the mushrooms with a dry paper towel and slice

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Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in the pan and add the carrots, onions and garlic

Saute for 3-4 minutes

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Add in the mushrooms

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Cook 2-4 minutes

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Add the beef back in and stir to combine

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Next we will need 3/4 cup of dry red wine (like a Cabernet), 1 1/2 cups of beef stock, 2 tablespoons of Worcestershire Sauce, 2 tablespoons of Gravy Master and 1/4 cup of flour

Click on our link to make Homemade Beef Stock

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Add the wine in and bring to a boil, reduce the heat to a simmer and cook 2 -3 minutes

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Sprinkle the flour over the meat mixture and stir to combine

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Add in the beef stock, Worcestershire Sauce and Gravy Master

Allow to thicken for 2 minutes then remove from the heat

Next we will need 1 cup of frozen peas

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Mix the peas in with the meat mixture

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Preheat your oven to 350 F

As previously stated I’m going to save a step by using around 4 cups of left over mashed potatoes

Click on our link to make Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

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Transfer the meat mixture to a baking dish and scoop 2 cups of mashed potatoes on top

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Spread the potatoes out evenly

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At this point you can continue to spread the potatoes until your desired thickness or you can add them to a baggie and pipe them on like little lovely potato pillows

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Spray the potatoes with some cooking oil or a drizzle of butter

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Sprinkle with a little paprika

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Place in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes

Switch to broil and brown the potatoes being sure to keep and eye on them

Remove and let rest for 10 minutes or so before serving

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Serve and dig in!

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Enjoy!!!

Simply Sundays! ~ Shepherd's Pie

  • Servings: 8-10
  • Difficulty: Medium
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Ingredients

2 pounds of ground beef

2 tablespoons of olive oil

2 tablespoons of butter

2 carrots

1 onion

3 garlic cloves

10 ounces of baby bella mushrooms

3/4 cup of dry red wine

1/4 cup of flour

1 1/2 cup of beef stock

2 tablespoons of Worcestershire Sauce

2 tablespoons of Gravy Master

1 cup of frozen peas

4 cups of premade mashed potatoes

kosher salt

ground black pepper

Directions

Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a pan over medium high heat.  Add in the ground beef and brown breaking it up as you go.  Cook for 10-12 minutes.  Drain the meat and remove from the pan

Peel and dice 2 carrots and 1 onion, chop 3 garlic cloves.  Wipe any dirt off of ten ounces of mushrooms with a dry paper towel and slice.  Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in the pan and add the carrots, onions and garlic.  Saute for 3-4 minutes.  Add in the mushrooms and cook for 2-4 minutes more

Add the beef back in and stir to combine.  Add in 3/4 cup of dry red wine (like a Cabernet) and bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer and cook 2 -3 minutes.  Sprinkle 1/4 cup of flour over the meat mixture and stir to combine

Add in 1 1/2 cups of beef stock, 2 tablespoons of Worcestershire Sauce and 2 tablespoons of Gravy Master.  Allow to thicken for 2 minutes then remove from the heat.  Mix in 1 cup of frozen peas

Preheat your oven to 350 F.  Transfer the meat mixture to a baking dish and scoop 2 cups of premade mashed potatoes on top.  Spread the potatoes out evenly.  Pipe the rest of the potatoes onto the meat mixture.  Spray the potatoes with some cooking oil or a drizzle of butter and sprinkle with some paprika

Place in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes.  Switch to broil and brown the potatoes being sure to keep and eye on them.  Remove and let rest for 10 minutes or so before serving

Tools used to make this recipe

ZELITE INFINITY Chef Knife 8 inch

Architec Carving Board, Gripperwood

Pyrex Mixing Bowl

Lodge Cast Iron Skillet

Pyrex Basics Clear Oblong Glass Baking Dishes

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1 comment on “Shepherd’s Pie

  1. I have a weakness for comfort foods as well! although mine likely vary a little from yours, coming from Asia (although I LOVE mac n cheese & stews of all sorts!). And I love anything with potato! Piping the mash is such a great idea – better crunchy to pillowy ratio! Thank you for the idea!

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