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how do you make shepherd's pie?

Posted by on Dec. 4, 2014 at 3:43 PM
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ahhh my son wants me to make it. we have hamburger for it
by on Dec. 4, 2014 at 3:43 PM
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rosemagic01
by Ruby Member on Dec. 4, 2014 at 3:44 PM

We use hamburger ground up and cooked seasoned how we like it. Then a layer of peas and then we do loaded mashed potatoes on top. Bake till golden on top.

MooseMomma
by Platinum Member on Dec. 4, 2014 at 3:45 PM
^^ what she said, but we use corn instead of peas.
aradams87
by Ruby Member on Dec. 4, 2014 at 3:45 PM
We do ground beef, a layer of corn, a layer of mashed potatoes, topped with cheese
redheadtmk
by Ruby Member on Dec. 4, 2014 at 3:47 PM

I typically just brown the meat and add worescetshire sauce, garlic salt, salt and pepper, and sometimes other stuff. Then I put a can of vegetables on top. Last I finish it off with instant mashed potatoes. When it is almost done I add cheese to the top. Takes about 45 minutes total. It is one of our favorite go to meals when we are tired.

StreetsAhead
by Gold Member on Dec. 4, 2014 at 3:47 PM
And carrots

You can use Lamb mince also.

We mix the meat and veg together so onions as well
wildest_dreams
by on Dec. 4, 2014 at 3:47 PM
Ground beef, mix in cream of onion soup and top with mashed potatoes and cheese then bake until the cheese is melted and gooey.
bluebunnybabe
by kid crack dealer on Dec. 4, 2014 at 3:48 PM
I mix ground beef with whatever veggies I have on hand & some kind of vegetable soup (if no soup on hand, some ketchup) & bread crumbs. Put that in the pan & mashed potatoes on top & throw it in the oven.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Dec. 4, 2014 at 3:48 PM

I don't do layers. I mix up the beef with the veggies (it can be whatever you have on hand - corn, green beans, peas and carrots, etc.), then add the layer of mashed potatoes and bake.

Sassy762
by CAFE SASSY HBIC on Dec. 4, 2014 at 3:48 PM

I like this one

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/shepherds-pie-recipe2.html



Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Total Time:
1 hr 30 min
Prep:
45 min
Cook:
45 min
Yield:8 servings
Level:Intermediate

Shepherd's Pie
Ingredients
For the potatoes:
1 1/2 pounds russet potatoes
1/4 cup half-and-half
2 ounces unsalted butter
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 egg yolk
For the meat filling:
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 cup chopped onion
2 carrots, peeled and diced small
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 pounds ground lamb
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons tomato paste
1 cup chicken broth
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons freshly chopped rosemary leaves
1 teaspoon freshly chopped thyme leaves
1/2 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels
1/2 cup fresh or frozen English peas
Directions
Peel the potatoes and cut into 1/2-inch dice. Place in a medium saucepan and cover with cold water. Set over high heat, cover and bring to a boil. Once boiling, uncover, decrease the heat to maintain a simmer and cook until tender and easily crushed with tongs, approximately 10 to 15 minutes. Place the half-and-half and butter into a microwave-safe container and heat in the microwave until warmed through, about 35 seconds. Drain the potatoes in a colander and then return to the saucepan. Mash the potatoes and then add the half and half, butter, salt and pepper and continue to mash until smooth. Stir in the yolk until well combined.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

While the potatoes are cooking, prepare the filling. Place the canola oil into a 12-inch saute pan and set over medium high heat. Once the oil shimmers, add the onion and carrots and saute just until they begin to take on color, approximately 3 to 4 minutes. Add the garlic and stir to combine. Add the lamb, salt and pepper and cook until browned and cooked through, approximately 3 minutes. Sprinkle the meat with the flour and toss to coat, continuing to cook for another minute. Add the tomato paste, chicken broth, Worcestershire, rosemary, thyme, and stir to combine. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer slowly 10 to 12 minutes or until the sauce is thickened slightly.

Add the corn and peas to the lamb mixture and spread evenly into an 11 by 7-inch glass baking dish. Top with the mashed potatoes, starting around the edges to create a seal to prevent the mixture from bubbling up and smooth with a rubber spatula. Place on a parchment lined half sheet pan on the middle rack of the oven and bake for 25 minutes or just until the potatoes begin to brown. Remove to a cooling rack for at least 15 minutes before serving.


Rangermom772
by Platinum Member on Dec. 4, 2014 at 3:49 PM

Ground beef with corn, topped with mashed potatoes. My family likes ketchup on top.

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