Monday, March 7, 2011

Sheppard's Pie

I love this dish. It's easy and tasty and very rustic looking.  You can add really whatever you like.  B texted me last night after he had some.  "The sheppard's pie is DELICIOUS!!".  I was pleased.

1 pound ground beef or turkey (original sheppard's pie is made with ground lamb)
1 small onion chopped
1 clove garlic chopped fine
2 Tbsp flour
1-2 C water or stock
2 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
1 1/2 C frozen vegetables (whatever you'd like)
Salt and Pepper

Mashed Potatoes
4 Russett Potatoes
1 Tbsp butter
1/4 C milk
1/4 C cream cheese
Salt and Pepper

Brown the meat and drain once cooked.  Add diced onions and garlic.  Stir for a couple of minutes.  Sprinkle the flour on the meat and stir around until you can't see anymore "white".  Add about a cup of water and stir into the mixture.  It should thicken fairly quickly.  If you would like a thinner gravy add more water until you get the desired consistency.  Add Worcestershire Sauce and salt and pepper.  Stir in frozen vegetables.  Pour into a baking dish.

Make mashed potatoes.  Boil potatoes until fork tender.  Drain well. Add butter, milk, and cream cheese and mash until smooth.  Add salt and pepper. 

Pour potatoes over the meat mixture and spread so that the meat is completely covered.  Sprinkle with paprika if you'd like and bake in a 350 degree oven for 40 minutes.  Let sit for 10 minutes before serving.


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