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"I made a few adjustments since I did not have some things on hand. I used garlic powder to taste, and cut the recipe in half to feed a smaller family. Overall this was better than my previous shepherd's pie recipe because of the gravy that held it all together. Also the melted butter (and a 1/4 cup of milk) in the mashed potatoes made them so light and fluffy. They were perfect. I will definitely be using this version from now on."- JamieK
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Cook ground beef in frying pan until brown. Add onion, carrots, celery, garlic, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Lower heat and cook for 10 minutes or until vegetables are wilted. Add beef broth, bring to a boil. Stir in enough of the butter/flour roux to make a thick gravy to bind the filling. Pour into large shallow baking pan and cool. The filling should be about 1-1/2 inches deep. Cover the meat mixture in the pan with the corn and then top with the hot mashed potatoes. smooth potatoes evenly, brush surface with butter. Bake at 325 F for 35-40 minutes. The Irish Rovers, of "Puff the Magic Dragon" and "The Unicorn" fame, own a very successful "Old Country Pub" in Calgary, Alberta. Their Shepherds Pie is justly famous. Vincent Lee, kitchen manager at the Unicorn says the recipe came directly from Ireland via the Irish Rovers more than 10 years ago. Calgary Sun, Monday, October 15, 1990 per Fred Towner Fidonet COOKING echo
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colincci 1 weeks agoMade this for supper the other night. Was simple to make and very delicious. I was missing the corn, but it was excellent just the same. Will definitely make again.
SandyStruble 2 weeks agoI had made this for years. Forgot all about it until my grown daughter asked for it for her birthday dinner. Her favorite, thank you for sharing!
sHellsKitchen 4 months agoUgh this is just delish!!! Makes a lot; half a recipe feeds a family of 4 w/leftovers. I substitute mushrooms for the corn, add 1/3 cup wine, 1 Tbsp of fresh thyme, 1-2 Tbsp of cornstarch to thicken the gravy, and top the potatoes off with shredded cheddar cheese. Yum, yum, yum!
maryngoblah 4 months ago
Deliverme88 4 months agoI don't give out ratings a lot, but this is too good not to rave about it! I agree with the other commenters about adding cheese and corn though! Defiantly adds that little extra to it..
eleya_maureen 4 months agoWe all loved this dish.. I added extra veggies
bobwright 7 months agoVery good, but i might add cheese to the potatoes next time i make it
dnlovkatz 8 months agoI adjusted recipe: cabbage vs corn, added more seasonings, used corned beef. Much tastier.
bwolf 8 months agoExcellent,fast,easy clean up..made my book!
wcsangel 8 months agoReally hearty dish for a cold day
Aeroken 8 months agoThank you.
maplesryupmama 9 months agoDelicious way to use up any left over mashed potatoes(Esp. the garlic ones from COSTCO!) I throw in a little corn if I have some and also a small layer of any shredded cheese I have before I put on the mash potato layer. My Favorite Big Oven recipe for sure!
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Tracybrandy 10 months agoThe best. Shepherds pie I've ever made! Everyone loves it, even the little ones. It also freezes well, just wrap it well before baking it. Thaw overnight in fridge, then bake as usual.
cyndywilliams 10 months agoMade this for my very very fussy family and it was amazing! Not a plate on the table that wasn't licked clean!!!!
mjkardas 10 months agoExcellent taste and easy to make
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robbgriffin 1 year agoI cut the serving size down to 3. Made enough for 4 people. It's a keeper.
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Love7721 1 year agoSounds good, but I'm confused. Typically you will make a roux by melting the butter and stirring in the same amount of flour and cook down until the flour taste is gone, then add it your mixture. It doesn't specifically say to do that. Is everyone else doing that our just adding it in seperately like it states in the instructions...??