2011, Recipe 65: Shepherd's Pie VI

Recipe courtesy of Jacquie from Allrecipes.com
  • 4 large potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 5 carrots, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 3/4 cup beef broth
  • 1/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes. Drain and mash. Mix in butter, finely chopped onion and 1/4 cup shredded cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste; set aside.
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add carrots and cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes. Drain, mash and set aside. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C.)
  3. Heat oil in a large frying pan. Add onion and cook until clear. Add ground beef and cook until well browned. Pour off excess fat, then stir in flour and cook 1 minute. Add ketchup and beef broth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Spread the ground beef in an even layer on the bottom of a 2 quart casserole dish. Next, spread a layer of mashed carrots. Top with the mashed potato mixture and sprinkle with remaining shredded cheese.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until golden brown. 
Results: Yo... this is GOOD!  I don't believe in not putting garlic in things so I put in two cloves with the onion and meat.  The gravy with the meat?  AWESOME!!!  I could make meat gravy all the time and just put stuff in it.  Any kind of stuff.  Take your pick.  This photographs horribly so... sorry!  No photograph.  Believe me, you'd thank me.


K. Rock said...

I love Shepards pie! Meat and potatoes is everything to me! I always think of it as a dish that takes forever to prepare. Curious to know how long it took from start to finish.

ShaBoogiesince1982 said...

I love shepards pie! Absolutely my go to recipe in the fall & winter. What the heck you mean no pics? Pics woman!!

Jameil said...

k... I'd never made it and really can't remember ever having it but everyone was excited I was making it. Rashan special requested it. I didn't feel like it took that long. If you used multiple pots, you could really cut down the time. I used my ricer on the carrots and potatoes for quick mashing.

sha... no ma'am! those pics would burn your eyes!!