Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Pinterest Review: 30 Minute Shepherd's Pie

I've had potatoes left over since Thanksgiving, and wanted to have some Shepherd's Pie.  mmmm, shepherd's pie...  I hadn't had it in a while and oh it was so good...

I used the recipe from

30 Minute Shepherd's Pie


2pounds potatoes, such as russet, peeled and cubed
2tablespoons sour cream or softened cream cheese
1large egg yolk
½cup cream
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil1¾ pounds ground beef
2carrots, peeled and chopped
1onion, chopped
2tablespoons butter
2tablespoons all-purpose flour
1cup beef stock or broth
1tablespoon tomato paste
½ to ¾cup ketchup
2teaspoons Worcestershire, eyeball it
½cup frozen peas
½cup frozen corn
1teaspoon sweet paprika
2tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves


Boil potatoes in salted water until tender, about 12 minutes. Drain potatoes and pour them into a bowl. Combine sour cream, egg yolk and cream. Add the cream mixture into potatoes and mash until potatoes are almost smooth. While potatoes boil, preheat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add oil to hot pan with beef.. Season meat with salt and pepper. Brown and crumble meat for 3 or 4 minutes. If you are using lamb and the pan is fatty, spoon away some of the drippings. Add chopped carrot and onion to the meat. Cook veggies with meat 5 minutes, stirring frequently. In a second small skillet over medium heat cook butter and flour together 2 minutes. Whisk in broth,tomato paste, ketchup and Worcestershire sauce. Thicken gravy 1 minute. Add gravy to meat and vegetables. Stir in peas and corn. Preheat broiler to high. Fill a small rectangular casserole with meat and vegetable mixture. Spoon potatoes over meat evenly. Top potatoes with paprika and broil 6 to 8 inches from the heat until potatoes are evenly browned. Top casserole dish with chopped parsley and serve.

Of course, because it's me, I made some changes.  We had ground turkey on hand, instead of ground beef.  I also make the potatoes just like it would make mashed potatoes to serve because I knew there would be more than enough.  Also, no paprika or parsley.  And I didn't really measure the Worcestershire because I LOVE IT!

And you know what?  It was aswesome!  And there was enough left for 2 leftovers!  Yum, lunch!

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