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savory shepherd's pie

★★★★★ 3
a recipe by
Brad Nichols
Pleasantville, NY

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!

★★★★★ 3
serves 4-5
prep time 5 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For savory shepherd's pie

  • 1 md
    onion - diced
  • 1 1/2 lb
    ground beef, or turkey
  • 1 bottle
    Heinz homestyle gravy - savory beef flavor
  • 1 can
    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
  • 4 md
    potatoes peeled, cut and boiled
  • 1/2 c
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
    vegetable seasoning (optional)
  • Drizzle of
    vegetable oil

How To Make savory shepherd's pie

  • 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!!