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Ken's Shepherd's Pie

Ken's Shepherd's Pie

Sheep Herders pie, or Shepherd's pie, is traditionally made with ground lamb. (Think about that for a moment.)

It's a meat and vegetable sauce topped with mashed potatoes.

Meat and vegetable sauce
Saute some chopped onions in olive oil. Add your favorite ground meat, grind on some fresh pepper, add a pinch of salt, then stir and saute until brown.

Add some peas, chopped garlic and chopped carrots. Add some tomato paste.

Add a splash of flour and a splash of Worcester Sauce. Add plenty of beef stock, then simmer until the sauce is thick, stirring often. Don't let it burn.

Put the sauce in a casserole dish.

Mashed potato topping
Peel some boiling potatoes and boil in lightly salted water until soft. Drain, mash, then add salt, pepper, butter, a splash of milk and freshly grated parmesan cheese. Mix well and then spread on top of the sauce in the casserole dish. Mashed potatoes should be about 2" deep.

Bake in oven at 350F until potatoes just begin to brown.


Content written and posted by Ken Abbott
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