bison shepherds pie

★★★★★ 3
By carol shipley
from Newport, TN

My husband and I run a course for young men that aspire to become Navy SEALS. Guys come to our training camp for 2 weeks and I provide all the food and do all the cooking. This is one dish that they always ask for.It's not to time consuming and I just double the ingredents and throw it in the oven. I've even used instant mashed potatoes. You can check out our website. http://www.ustream.tv/channel/extreme-seal-experience

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I had never eaten bison before making this dish... What a nice surprise! This recipe is hearty and robust, and my husband has deemed it the best shepherds pie he's ever had.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 3
serves 6
prep time 20 Min
cook time 2 Hr

Ingredients For bison shepherds pie

  • 3 lb
    ground bison
  • 2 lg
    parsnips sliced
  • 3 md
    turnips, chopped
  • 1 small jar
    pearl onions
  • 1 lg
    carrot, sliced
  • 1 lg
    celery stalk sliced
  • 1 3/4 can
    chicken broth, low salt
  • 1 c
    tomatoes, crushed
  • 2 tsp
    fresh thyme
  • 1 tsp
    chopped fresh sage
  • 1/2 lb
    bacon
  • 1/3 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp
    sweet paprika
  • 2 c
    dry red wine
  • 6 c
    mashed potatoes
  • 2 c
    parmesan cheese
  • 1
    egg

How To Make bison shepherds pie

  • 1
    fry bacon to render fat. Remove bacon cool and crumble. Brown Bison in bacon grease. Drain on paper towels.
  • 2
    Add all chopped veggies to same pan and cook until slightly tender..adding a little butter if needed.
  • 3
    Add back the Bison and Bacon to veggies. Sprinkle flour over all and stir. Add chicken broth, crushed tomatoes, thyme, sage and Paprika and Pearl Onions. Cook over Med. heat 10 min. add wine and lower heat to a lower setting. Simmer 1 1/2 to 2 hrs.
  • 4
    Spoon into a 3qt. baking dish. Spread mashed potatoes evenly all over the top. Brush with beaten egg mixed with 1 tsp. water. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese all over the top.
  • 5
    Bake at 400 for 30-40 min. until crust is brown. Let rest 10 min. before serving So Wonderful, your men will love it!!
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