Definately Comfort Food at its Best. . This was always a staple in our home while growing up. This was considered a fancy meal back then, in the 50's.
Its Ready in less than 30 Min. Actually was made From leftovers or staples in your Pantry.
My Grandmother used to Call this a "cottage Pie", But My Mom always called this "Shepards Pie". This Dish carry's Many names over centuries, and is an old timey version, and is still carried on today on my own dinner table.
Fun to Make In Individual casserole dishes and can freeze well to Heat & serve anytime or great for Seniors or Shut ins.
serves6 hungry folks easily
prep time15 Min
cook time15 Min
GRANNYS SHEPERDS PIE FAMILY FAVORITE IN 30 MIN OR LESS
potatoes boiled and mashed ( use 1 med potato per person)
ground beef or sub left over pot roast,
onion, (chopped and diced)
1- 1 1/2 C
carrots ( chopped and diced ) fresh or frozen
1 -1/2 C
season: with salt pepper and garlic pdr to your taste.
1- 1 1/2 C
cups beef stock
or 2 of worchestershire sauce, or kitchen bouquet.
ADD TO MASHED POTATOES; THE FOLLOWING
sprinkle of paprika
How To Make
Boil and Mash Potatoes as Normal. Set aside.
(I use 1 Med Potato per Person, This usually works well)
In a large Skillet, Brown Beef. Or heat your Left over pot roast.
In Seperate Skillet;
add Butter to melt over med heat.
add flour and whisk well into a smooth paste.(This is called a Rue)
now add Beef stock and whisk till smooth and gravy consistency.
Add worchestershire sauce or Kitchen Bouquet for color and additional flavor.
Pour Gravy over the Browned beef & Vegies in skillet.
Pour into Pam sprayed Casserole Dish. spread evenly.
To your Mashed Potatoes;
add Sour Cream and the 1 egg yolk. Mix well.
Spread over top of the Beef & Vegie Mixture.
Sprinkle with Paprika
Place under Broiler Just Long enough to See a Golden Brown Top, and its ready to serve.
Enjoy with Fresh baked Bread or Garlic bread.
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