Hearty Shepherd’s Pie Recipes

 Shepherd Pie

Shepherd’s pie is a classic and hearty dish that is guaranteed to satisfy your tummy as well as your taste buds. This delicious English dish graces tabletops all over the nation when dinner is served. Shepherd’s pie contains nearly everything that you could ask for in a food for it covers most of the food pyramid. In order to make the best shepherd’s pie, you need to make sure that it’s packed with nutrients and flavor.

Shepherd's Pie Filling

Shepherd’s pie consists of a filling and a topping. In order to make the filling, you’ll need the following ingredients: olive oil, butter, a pound of ground beef or lamb, a cup of beef stock, tomato paste, 2 garlic cloves, 1 can of creamed mushroom soup, an onion, 2 tablespoons of flour 2 carrots, a cup of peas, ¼ cup of water, ¼ cup of sour cream, a tablespoon of rosemary and/or marjoram, worcester sauce, black pepper, 2 tablespoons of Worcester sauce, 1 cup of heavy cream, 1 cup of cheddar or parmesan cheese, and most importantly, tons of love!

Shepherd's Pie Topping

To make the topping, you’ll need to peel and dice 6 large potatoes. You’ll also need ½ cup of milk, ¼ cup of milk, 6 tablespoons of either cheddar or parmesan cheese,½ teaspoon of black pepper, a dash of salt, and any other herbs that you would like to add in. You’ll also need paprika to sprinkle on the topping’s surface.

You will also need a large baking dish along with a skillet large enough to contain the contents of the filling. Modify the recipe as you see fit. Oh, don’t forget to add tons of love!

Chop up all of the vegetables and put them in a bowl. Be sure to stir them up. Lather up the skillet with olive oil and/or butter and cook your meat of choice. Once the meat looks three quarters done, add the vegetables to saute them until they are browned and soft. Once they look brown enough and around halway done, add Worcester sauce, creamed mushroom soup, tomato paste, and herbs onto the vegetables. Add the flour as well before blending them together.  Sprinkle black pepper over the vegetables as generously as you like as they simmer for 10-15 minutes.

While the filling is cooking, boil the potatoes in salted water. Let them boil until they’re fully cooked. Once they’re fully cooked and softened, mash them. To the fully mashed, add the ½ cup of milk, 4 tablespoons of butter, black pepper, and 6 tablespoons of either cheddar or parmesan cheese. Mix them together until they are fully blended.

Cooking Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Spread the ½ of the shepherd’s pie topping onto the bottom of the baking pan, then pour all of the filling on top of it. After spreading the rest of the topping mix onto the filling, sprinkle the top of the pie with paprika, and place it in the oven.

This recipe takes around 35-40 minutes to cook. Enjoy!

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