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Shepherds Pie Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Catherine Ciotti

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, diced
2 carrots, diced
2 stalks of celery, diced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tablespoon tomatoe paste
2 pounds lean ground beef or lamb
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
½ cup beef stock
1½ cups garden peas
salt and pepper to taste


Cheesy Mashed Potatoes:

4 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and quartered
4 tablespoons butter
¼ cup heavy cream
1 cup grated mature white Cheddar cheese
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
Directions:


Preheat oven to 400° .

Add butter and oil to a large skillet on medium heat. Sauté onions, carrots, celery and garlic until tender for about 7 to 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Once the vegetables have softened and start to brown add the tomato paste and mix evenly. Add the ground beef and cook until beef is no longer pink about 10 minutes. Add the Worcestershire sauce and beef stock. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Cook and simmer for another 10 minutes, mix in peas. Transfer mixture to an ovenproof baking dish and spread evenly. Place potato on top of ground beef mixture and spread out evenly. Once the top surface has been covered, rake through with a fork so that there are peaks that will brown nicely. Place dish into a preheated oven and cook until browned for 20 minutes. Spoon out the shepherds pie and serve.


Cheesy Mashed Potatoes:

Fill a large sauce pan with cold water and a tablespoon of salt. Add potatoes to the water and bring to a boil. Let potatoes cook until soft about 20 minutes. Once the potatoes are at desire density, drain and place them back in the sauce pan for mashing. Add butter and cream and begin to mash potatoes into a semi-smooth consistency. Once a desired texture add cheese and mix well. Season with salt and pepper.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I added more tomatoes, I used “chopped” tomatoes instead of paste. I also added more Worcestershire sauce, as well as a bit of red wine. I like it a bit more “saucy” than it turned out. Next time I would add more and more stuff.

 

 

 

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