Sunday, October 14, 2012

Shepherds Pie

  • 1 1/2 lbs ground round beef
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1-2 cups vegetables see veggies below
  • chopped carrots, corn and peas
  • 1 1/2 - 2 lbs potatoes (4 big potatoes)
  • 1 stick of unsalted butter 
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • Salt, pepper, other seasonings of choice

  Peel, wash cut  potatoes in fours, boil about 25 minutes in water

  While the potatoes cook, melt 4 Tablespoons butter in a large skillet

Sauté  chopped onion in butter, until tender and golden, over medium heat, then  add ground beef in with the onions, cooking until the beef is no longer pink in color, now add you salt and pepper, pour 1/2 cup of beef broth.  Cook over low heat for 15 minutes uncovered.  If you feel you need more beef broth, add it to keep moist.  Now mix in all your veggies, carrots, corn and peas, making sure to mix together well and cook for another 10 minutes

Once your potatoes are cooked. mash and add the remaining butter, season to taste as you like with salt and pepper.

Place you beef and veggie mixture into a deep baking dish spreading evenly.  Now spread your mashed potatoes over the top, leaving little mounds or peaks that will become golden brown in color.

Cook at 375 degree oven until you can see bubbling around the edge of baking dish and golden brown for about 30-45 minutes. This serves 4/    Make a salad, and toast some Italian bread go go with it and enjoy!


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