Thursday, January 7, 2016

Shepherd's Pie

Today I'm sharing one of Dave's favorite recipes EVER.  He's a TOTAL meat and potatoes kind of guy and this is all of his favorite things in one.  


INGREDIENTS
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 1 cup chopped carrots
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 1 1/2 cups corn
- 2 cloves garlic
- 8 oz beef broth
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 2 pounds potatoes
- milk, butter, salt and pepper for mashed potatoes

Step 1 - Chop up your carrots, celery and onion until you have 1 cup of each



 Step 2 - Brown and drain the beef.
Add onion, celery, carrots, garlic and salt.
Lower and cook 10 minutes.



Step 3 - Meanwhile, chop up 2 pounds of potatoes and throw them in a pot of boiling water.  Cook for about 10 minutes or until they're "mashable" with a fork.





Step 4 - Cook one bag of frozen corn in the microwave.


 Step 5 - After 10 minutes, add the 8 oz beef broth to the ground beef mixture and bring it to a boil.




Step 6 - Melt 2 tbsp butter and combine it with 2 tbsp flour.  Mix the two together until it's smooth and then add enough to the beef mixture to make a thick gravy to bind the filling.   (I usually just add it all in)




 Step 7 - Pour the mixture into a baking dish, top with corn and let cool.


 Step 8 - While everything is cooling off, drain the potatoes and mash them.  I feel like everyone has their own way of making mashed potatoes, but in case you don't have a way here's how I do mine. 

I put the HOT, cooked potatoes into the bowl of my stand mixer.  I throw in a few tablespoons of butter or margarine, a few splashes of milk (we use skim), some salt and pepper and then I whip them on high.


I'll add more butter/milk until they're really fluffy and yum. 


Step 9 - Top the beef and corn mixture with the hot mashed potatoes and then brush the top with a little more melted butter.


Step 10 - Bake the whole thing (uncovered) at 325 degrees for 35 - 40 minutes or until the potato peaks start to turn all golden brown.



If you (or someone in your house) is a meat and potatoes kind of person this is the recipe for you!  Let me know if you try it and tell me what you think!

(Right click on the image below to save and print the recipe in 4x6 format)



ENJOY!!!

30 comments:

  1. This looks delicious!! For some reason, mashed potatoes intimidate me. I don't know what it is but I get nervous and they never turn out yummy. I think I always skimp on the butter and that just doesn't work. :)

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    1. My mashed potatoes never turn out very good either. They should be like the easiest thing ever, right?

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    2. The Pioneer Woman's creamy mashed potatoes are amazing and turn out every time!! They're also like 1000 calories, so... :)

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  2. This looks delicious Andrea!! Now, I'm craving it for breakfast!

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    1. I was thinking the same thing!

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  3. Butter & Milk I think that's the trick for yummy mashed potatoes!

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  4. Yum! I make our version in individual ramekins and freeze some ... A handy, hearty lunch!

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  5. Yum!! That looks so good, girl!!

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  6. That is one of my favourite meals! I even double up on the veggies just to sneak them in for my kids.

    Technically, though, the one with ground beef is cottage pie. Shepherds pie is the one with lamb (shepherd + lamb) and it's even more delish!

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  7. I like to double things for busy nights, do you think this would freeze well?

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  8. I made this on Monday - great minds think alike!

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  9. I think Shepherd's Pie is one of those recipes that everyone makes a different way... and every version is so yummy!! I live in New England and our traditional just seems to be ground beef (I mix with tomato soup to make a 'gravy'), corn, and then mashed potatoes... I add cheese to the top of mine too! Yum!!

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  10. I love shepperds pie! Will definitely be pinning your recipe for later, thanks!

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  11. We absolutely love shepherd's pie in our house! Mine is almost identical to this, only I just use a bag of frozen mixed veggies instead of cutting it all up. lol! I need to try making it with fresh ingrediants. Thanks for sharing :)

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  12. Thanks for the printable! I make my with lamb instead of hamburger and top the potatoes with just a bit of Irish cheddar. Love your blog!!

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  13. I have been wanting to expand my cooking horizons and one of the things I have wanted to try and make was shepherds pie. I definitely think I'm going to give yours a try! Thank you for sharing your recipe :)

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  14. I want to make this tonight but we only have ground turkey on hand. :( I'm wondering if it would taste good with ground turkey. Anyone know?

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  15. I've made it with ground turkey before (not this specific recipe but one similar) and it was great.

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  16. Oh yum! I've never made Shepherd's Pie before, but I think our whole family would love this!

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  17. Try picking up some bags of frozen mirepoix mix next time you're at Kroger (chopped celery, carrot, and onion.) It's such a timesaver for recipes like this - less chopping!

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  18. I'm making this tonight!! Love new dinner ideas

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  19. This looks easy enough that I may just have to try it. I really enjoy your recipes, you actually cook with real food!

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  20. We made this tonight - SO good!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  21. Made this last night and oh my it was so good. Didn't have frozen corn so I used the frozen mixed veggies and that was good also. Thank you for sharing, enjoy your blog.
    God bless you and your family.

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  22. This was delish, my toddler loved it! Thanks for posting!

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  23. We had this for dinner tonight! So yummy!! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  24. Trying to meal plan for the week and wondering-- How many does it feed? Do you have any leftovers? Thanks!

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