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Shepherd's Pie Recipe

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Anne & Pete Errera
Added: Sunday, March 15, 2009


1 1/2 - 2 lbs. ground beef
1 bag frozen mixed veggies
garlic, onion to taste
red or white wine- 3/4 cup
S and P to taste
1 - 1 1/2 cups water
Gravy Master, approx. 1 - 2 TBS
5-6 large potatoes
olive oil (several TBS)
cooking spray

Boil water for the potatoes, when they're done (I leave skins on) mash according to your favorite recipe. (I add mustard to them)
Heat oil in a large skillet or small pot; saute garlic and onions. When cooked, add meat and cook until all brown. Drain off fat (I throw it in a colander placed in the sink--no burns!).
Add wine and cook until wine evaporates (3-4 mins.); add water and gravy master; simmer 15 mins.
Add veggies, salt and pepper, simmer 5-7 mins.

While meat is cooking, mash the potatoes.

Spray a casserole with cooking spray, add meat mixture, top with mashed potatoes. Spread the potatoes using a large fork. (I make a criss-cross design in them)
Bake at 375 until potatoes brown.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
You can divide this into 2 pans and freeze one.




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