Mummy Boome's Traditional Shepherds Pie

  • Level: Easy
  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Total: 1 hr 35 min
  • Prep: 25 min
  • Cook: 1 hr 10 min
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Ingredients

1 tablespoon butter

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 onion, diced

2 carrots, diced

2 stalks celery, diced

2 cloves garlic, crushed

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 tablespoon tomato paste

2 pounds lean ground beef or lamb

2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

1/2 cup beef stock

1 1/2 cups garden peas

Cheesy Mashed Potatoes, recipe follows

Cheesy Mashed Potatoes:

4 pounds Yukon gold potatoes, peeled, quartered

4 tablespoons butter

1/4 cup heavy cream

1 cup grated mature white Cheddar

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven at 400 degrees F.
  2. Add butter and oil to a large skillet on medium heat. Saute 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 a little 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 oven-proof 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 the dish into the preheated oven and cook until browned about 20 minutes. Spoon out the shepherd's pie and serve.

Cheesy Mashed Potatoes:

  1. Fill a large saucepan 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 a desired density, drain the potatoes and place them back into the saucepan for mashing. Add butter and cream and begin to mash potatoes into a semi smooth consistency. Once at desired texture add cheese and mix well. Season with salt and pepper.
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236 Reviews

Barbara C.

My daughter had to return home from studying abroad in Ireland due to COVID19. I figured I would make her some shepherd’s pie to lift her spirits, as she was missing Ireland. I had never made shepherd’s pie before. This was easy and really good! She enjoyed it very much. The whole family loved it. I will definitely make this again!

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