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

Step-By-Step

1In a large sauce pan, brown ground meat and onions together, drain off excess fat.
2Combine all other ingredients for the filling with the cooked meat, mix and simmer for 30 mins.
3Boil potatoes for 10 mins until tender.
4Add milk, butter and vegetable seasoning to potatoes and mash to a smooth consistency.
5Place 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.
6Drag a fork across the surface of the mashed potatoes creating an uneven series of 'grooves' on the top of the pie.
7Drizzle 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.
8Serve and Enjoy!!