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Rachel Ray's 30 Minute Shepherd's Pie Recipe

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2 lbs. potatoes
2 Tbl. sour cream or softened cream cheese
1 large egg yolk
1/2 C cream or chicken broth

Salt and pepper
1 Tbl. olive oil, 1 turn of pan
1 3/4 lb. ground beef or ground lamb
1 carrot, peeled and chopped
1 onion, chopped
2 Tbl. butter
2 Tbl. all purpose flour
1 C beef stock or broth
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 C frozen peas, a couple of handfuls
1 tsp. sweet paprika
2 Tbl. chopped fresh parsley

Boil potatoes in salted water, about 12 minutes. Drain potatoes and pour them into a bowl. Combine sour cream, egg yolk and cream. Add cream mixture into potatoes and mash until almost smooth.

While potatoes boil, preheat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add oil to hot pan with beef or lamb. Season meat with salt and pepper.

Brown and crumble meat for 3-4 minutes. if meat is fatty, spoon away some of the drippings. Cook veggies and meat for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. In a second small skillet, over medium heat, cook butter and flour together 2 minutes.

Whisk in broth and Worcestershire sauce. Thicken gravy 1 minute. Add gravy to meat and veggies. Stir in peas.

Preheat broiler to high.

Fill a small rectangular casserole with meat and vegetable mixture. Spoon potatoes over meat evenly.

Top potatoes with paprika and broil 6-8 inches from heat until potatoes are evenly browned.

Top with chopped parsley and serve.

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25 min.




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