Shepherd’s Pie Recipe: Meaty, Mashed, Savory in Every Bite!

by | Aug 20, 2023 | Baking Recipes, Beef Recipes, Dinner Recipes, Featured Recipes, Homemade Recipes, Lunch Recipes | 0 comments

Welcome, busy bees! I love making pies at home, and recently, I’ve found a new favorite: my Shepherd’s Pie Recipe. This hearty and delicious meal brings together layers of seasoned meat, colorful veggies, and creamy mashed potatoes. Let’s get cooking! 🥘

I started by cooking diced onions in oil until they became soft and translucent. I added minced garlic for extra flavor. Next, I put ground beef in the pan, letting it turn brown while I broke it into small pieces. To make it richer, I mixed in tomato paste and let it cook for a couple of minutes.

Then I added diced carrots, giving a burst of color. While they softened, I really liked how the veggies mixed well with the meat. When the meat and veggies blended nicely, I poured in beef broth and a bit of Worcestershire sauce. The broth mixed with the flavors, making it really tasty.

Frozen peas and dried thyme joined in, adding color and smells. A little bit of salt and pepper combined all the flavors nicely. As the filling cooked, I worked on the mashed potatoes. I boiled chopped potatoes until they were soft, then mixed them into creamy perfection with butter and milk. 🧈🥔

In a baking dish, I spread the meat mixture evenly to make a solid base. I then put the creamy mashed potatoes on top, covering everything. Before baking the Shepherd’s Pie, I used a fork to make a pattern on the potato layer. This made it crisp up nicely while baking.

I put the Shepherd’s Pie in a hot oven and waited. After 20-25 minutes, the top became a lovely golden brown and the kitchen smelled amazing. 😍

Finally, I took the Shepherd’s Pie out, loving how it looked. I let it sit for a bit so the flavors could blend together.

The layers of flavors were like a warm hug on a chilly day. The meat was perfectly seasoned, tender, and mixed beautifully with the veggies. The mashed potatoes on top were creamy with a crispy texture that made every bite satisfying. I can proudly say that it’s undeniably one of the best Shepherd’s Pies I’ve ever had. Happy cooking, busy bees! 🐝

Ingredients:

For the meat filling:

  • 1 lb ground lamb or beef
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 cup beef or vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the mashed potatoes:

  • 4 large potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Begin by preparing the meat filling. Heat some oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add diced onions and cook until they’re translucent.
  2. Introduce minced garlic to the skillet and cook for around 30 seconds, letting its fragrance fill the air.
  3. Add the ground lamb or beef to the skillet. Cook until it’s nicely browned, breaking it into smaller pieces as it cooks.
  4. Stir in the tomato paste and cook for about 2 minutes to enhance the flavors.
  5. Toss in diced carrots and cook for a few minutes until they start to soften.
  6. Pour in the beef or vegetable broth and Worcestershire sauce. Give it a thorough stir to combine everything.
  7. Mix in frozen peas and dried thyme, then season the mixture with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Allow the mixture to simmer for 10-15 minutes until the liquid reduces and the flavors meld together. Once done, take it off the heat.
  9. While the meat filling simmers, move on to preparing the mashed potatoes. Start by boiling the chopped potatoes until they’re fork-tender.
  10. Drain the cooked potatoes and return them to the pot. Add butter, milk, salt, and pepper to create creamy mashed potatoes.
  11. Now it’s time to assemble the Shepherd’s Pie. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) and grease a baking dish.
  12. Spread the cooked meat filling evenly on the bottom of the baking dish.
  13. Spoon the mashed potatoes over the meat filling, making sure to cover it completely.
  14. Use a fork to create a decorative pattern on the surface of the mashed potatoes.
  15. Slide the baking dish into the preheated oven. Bake the Shepherd’s Pie for about 20-25 minutes until the top turns golden brown.
  16. Once it’s ready, take the Shepherd’s Pie out of the oven. Let it cool for a few minutes before serving.
  17. Slice and serve the Shepherd’s Pie, revealing its layers of flavorful meat filling and creamy mashed potatoes.

Shepherd's Pie Recipe

Delicious Shepherd's Pie Recipe: A comforting classic with flavorful meat, veggies, and creamy mashed potatoes. Perfect for a hearty meal.
Course: Main Course
Keyword: Cottage Pie, Hachis Parmentier, Shepherd's Pie
Servings: 4

Ingredients

Meat filling:

  • 1 lb ground lamb or beef
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 cup beef or vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Mashed Potatoes:

  • 4 large potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Begin by preparing the meat filling. Heat some oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add diced onions and cook until they're translucent.
  • Introduce minced garlic to the skillet and cook for around 30 seconds, letting its fragrance fill the air.
  • Add the ground lamb or beef to the skillet. Cook until it's nicely browned, breaking it into smaller pieces as it cooks.
  • Stir in the tomato paste and cook for about 2 minutes to enhance the flavors.
  • Toss in diced carrots and cook for a few minutes until they start to soften.
  • Pour in the beef or vegetable broth and Worcestershire sauce. Give it a thorough stir to combine everything.
  • Mix in frozen peas and dried thyme, then season the mixture with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Allow the mixture to simmer for 10-15 minutes until the liquid reduces and the flavors meld together. Once done, take it off the heat.
  • While the meat filling simmers, move on to preparing the mashed potatoes. Start by boiling the chopped potatoes until they're fork-tender.
  • Drain the cooked potatoes and return them to the pot. Add butter, milk, salt, and pepper to create creamy mashed potatoes.
  • Now it's time to assemble the Shepherd's Pie. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) and grease a baking dish.
  • Spread the cooked meat filling evenly on the bottom of the baking dish.
  • Spoon the mashed potatoes over the meat filling, making sure to cover it completely.
  • Use a fork to create a decorative pattern on the surface of the mashed potatoes.
  • Slide the baking dish into the preheated oven. Bake the Shepherd's Pie for about 20-25 minutes until the top turns golden brown.
  • Once it's ready, take the Shepherd's Pie out of the oven. Let it cool for a few minutes before serving.
  • Slice and serve the Shepherd's Pie, revealing its layers of flavorful meat filling and creamy mashed potatoes.


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