Savory Shepherd's Pie

Brad Nichols

By
@bmnich

A classic comfort food at our house, it seemed fitting to get this recipe captured given it's Irish heritage and St Patrick's Day upcoming!
Our Kids love Shepherd's Pie - I usually have to double the recipe to make enough for leftovers! It's very easy to make and works equally well with ground beef or turkey.
At our house, we sprinkle a little shredded cheddar on top as we serve it - Yum!


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Serves:

4-5

Prep:

5 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

FOR THE FILLING

1 medium
onion - diced
1 1/2 lb
ground beef, or turkey
1 bottle
Heinz homestyle gravy - savory beef flavor
1 can(s)
french onion soup
1 pkg
Lipton Recipe Secrets - onion mushroom flavor
8
mushrooms - chopped
1/2 c
seasoned bread crumbs
1 Tbsp
Worcestershire sauce
lb
frozen mixed vegetables
1 Tbsp
fresh parsley - chopped
1/4 tsp
garlic powder
1/4 tsp
ground black pepper
1
bay leaf

FOR THE POTATOES

4 medium
potatoes peeled, cut and boiled
1/2 c
milk
2 Tbsp
butter
1 tsp
vegetable seasoning (optional)
Drizzle of
vegetable oil

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a large sauce pan, brown ground meat and onions together, drain off excess fat.
2
Combine all other ingredients for the filling with the cooked meat, mix and simmer for 30 mins.
3
Boil potatoes for 10 mins until tender.
4
Add milk, butter and vegetable seasoning to potatoes and mash to a smooth consistency.
5
Place the filling into a 2-2.5 QT/L oven ready Pyrex container or equivalent, then spread the mashed potatoes on top of the filling trying not to mix them too much. You want a layer of potatoes as the 'pastry' of your pie.
6
Drag a fork across the surface of the mashed potatoes creating an uneven series of 'grooves' on the top of the pie.
7
Drizzle lightly across your grooves with vegetable oil, then broil on High until the surface of your pie becomes golden brown and crispy - about 10 mins.
8
Serve and Enjoy!!