Shepard’s Pie

If you haven’t read my past couple posts, then you don’t know about my potato situation. To summarize: I have a lot of potatoes. I need to use them before they go bad. This is potato recipe number 3.

Shepard’s pie. I’ve heard of it. I had no idea what is it or what was even in it. I did a search online for what I could make with the ingredients in my fridge and pantry. Stumbled across this decent looking meal called Shepard’s Pie. I then found a few variations of it… And took the best parts from each. Here goes.

1.5 lbs ground beef
6 small potatoes
1/2 onion
Mixed veggies (I used corn, peas, carrots)
1 egg
1 cup cheddar cheese
Beef seasoning (optional, I used McCormick steak seasoning)
Vegetable oil (optional)
Preheat the oven to 375. Peel the potatoes and boil for 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, chop up the onion and garlic and fry in a pan until browned (a little oil is optional but I didn’t use any).
Add the ground beef to the onion garlic pan. Season the beef. Cook until the beef is browned and stir thoroughly.
Add all veggies and a few squirts of ketchup to the meat mixture.
Stir well. 20130321-211055.jpg
In a separate bowl, mash the potatoes.
Add a 1/2 cup water, egg, and 1/2 cup cheddar cheese. Mix well with the potatoes.
In a casserole dish, pour the meat and veggie mixture. Pat it down to make the bottom layer.
Pour the potato mixture on top of the meat, smooth down for the top layer.
Bake for 20 minutes. Take out of the oven and sprinkle the other 1/2 cup of cheese on top. Cook for another 10 minutes.
The cheese had melted but wasn’t browning to my liking, so turned on the broiler on for 2-3 minutes.
I have been bragging to everyone tonight that I made a great dish that has 6 different vegetables in it … Ate it, and enjoyed it (I dislike most vegetables). Delish!

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