Saturday, June 27, 2015

Shepherds Pie

Beef, vegetables, and an amazing gravy topped with a generous helping of mashed potato. Traditional home cooking doesn't get any better.

Dan's Shepherds Pie


For the Filling

  • Ground Beef
  • Onion
  • Peas
  • Carrots
  • Corn
  • Mushrooms
  • Beef Gravy
  • Garlic
  • Salt
  • Pepper

For the Crust

  • Mashed Potato
  • Shredded Cheese

To Bring it Together

Prepare the Filling: Heat the oven to 400°F. Brown your ground beef in a skillet until done, season to taste, and line the bottom of your casserole dish with it. Make sure to drain off any unwanted fat before doing so. Now cook off your vegetables until they are just about to be done and still have a small bit of crunch to them. Add them to your casserole making a second layer, they will finish cooking in the oven. Either add your gravy on top of the vegetables or make your own by adding a cornstarch slurry to boiling beef broth and stirring until it thickens to your desired consistency.

Finishing the Pie: Top the pie with an even layer of mashed potato and place in the oven to nake for 30-45 minutes until the top of the potato starts to brown. Add a layer of shredded cheese in the last 5-10 minutes of cooking so that it can melt, then remove from the oven and let stand 10-15 minutes before serving.

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