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
Garlic
Mixed veggies (I used corn, peas, carrots)
1 egg
1 cup cheddar cheese
Ketchup
Beef seasoning (optional, I used McCormick steak seasoning)
Vegetable oil (optional)
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Preheat the oven to 375. Peel the potatoes and boil for 20 minutes.
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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).
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Add the ground beef to the onion garlic pan. Season the beef. Cook until the beef is browned and stir thoroughly.
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Add all veggies and a few squirts of ketchup to the meat mixture.
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Stir well. 20130321-211055.jpg
In a separate bowl, mash the potatoes.
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Add a 1/2 cup water, egg, and 1/2 cup cheddar cheese. Mix well with the potatoes.
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In a casserole dish, pour the meat and veggie mixture. Pat it down to make the bottom layer.
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Pour the potato mixture on top of the meat, smooth down for the top layer.
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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.
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The cheese had melted but wasn’t browning to my liking, so turned on the broiler on for 2-3 minutes.
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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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