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shepherd's pie

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Mary Mayers
Madeira Beach, FL

This is one of my family's favorite comfort foods. I serve it with a tossed salad, and some Italian bread. Yummo!

(1 rating)
yield 4 -6
prep time 30 Min
cook time 1 Hr

Ingredients For shepherd's pie

  • 4-5 md
    potatoes, peeled & quartered
  • butter, milk, salt & pepper
  • 2 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 md
    onion, chopped
  • 1 lg
    carrot, diced small
  • 2
    celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 c
    beef broth
  • 3 Tbsp
    pan drippings
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
    allspice, ground
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 14 oz can
    whole kernal corn, drained

How To Make shepherd's pie

  • 1
    Boil potatoes in salted water until tender - drain. Add butter, milk, salt & pepper. Mash and set aside.
  • 2
    In large frying pan saute onion, celery & carrol until translucent. Add ground beef, breaking apart into small pieces and browning until no pink is visible. Drain off fat reserving 3 tbsps. for roux.
  • 3
    Add allspice, salt & pepper to meat mixture. Stir together well, then pour into casserole dish large enough to hold it with about a 2 inch headspace.
  • 4
    To frying pan on medium high heat, add reserved fat. Add flour and whisk together making a roux.
  • 5
    Add beef broth and whisk quickly so lumps will not occur. Salt & pepper to taste. Pour over meat mixture and allow to run down in to the meat.
  • 6
    Pour corn on top of all, spreading out to cover entire top.
  • 7
    Spread mashed potatoes over all, evenly.
  • 8
    Bake in preheated 350 deg. oven 45 min. - 1 hour.

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