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So many recipes on the web use processed products or instant potatoes.
Here is a home made tradional Shepherds pie from England by a Yorkshire woman, lol.
You may use leftover meats and vegetables as this is how the recipe orignated in the 'good old days'.
"This dish was really delicious! And it was my first time making it! I used 1/2lb gr beef and a pound of breakfast sausage and followed the rest. Oh and had to finagle with making my own gravy with a caldo de res bullion cube and corn starch (on the thicker side) oh and added roasted garlic and oil with my onions..."- Sharonandjr
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Peel potatoes and add to pan of cold water.
Grate carrots coarsely.
Peel and chop the onion finely, add it to a medium saucepan with the cooking oil, saute gently until it turns a golden colour.
Add the minced beef to the onions and cook until browned, drain excess liquid into a jug.
Place the meat and onion mixture into a pyrex or enamel dish large enough to take the pie, mix in the frozen peas or fresh peas and carrots.
Using the liquid left over from the meat return it to the pan, and add gravy browning or Liquid Bovril to your own taste, thicken with a little cornstarch (cornflour) and add to the meat mixture.
Boil the potatoes until done, then drain and mash well with a little butter or margarine (a walnut sized piece or more if you like the buttery flavour)
Turn the potatoes out onto the top of the meat mixture and spread well, making sure it touches the sides of the dish.
Fluff the top well with a fork so that there are little peaks in it.
Bake in the oven on the middle shelf at about 350 degrees fahrenheit until golden brown and crispy on top (approximately 30 minutes).
Remove from the oven and scatter the grated cheese all over the potato topping and place back in the oven for 5 more minutes or until melted.
Serve with other vegetables such as cabbage, cauliflower, green beans whichever vegetable you prefer.
A perfect warming meal for the darker cooler nights of autumn and winter.
Or can be served with a salad for a filling but not too heavy meal for spring and summer.
You can chop and change with this recipe, it is so versatile without resorting to canned or processed foods.
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DeeSharif 1 month agoMade this last night, and my family loved it! We shared a 10x8 dish among 4 people but still not enough! It's super easy so I'm making this again today. Thank you!
MauraSpeckt 7 months agoThis is an amazing Shepherd's Pie! My family along with guests from Great Britain enjoyed it very much and they even asked for the recipe. This was simple to make and didn't take long at all , this will have to be made often!
bobwright 8 months ago
MarkCarter01 9 months agoEasy to make recipe and delicious but don't forget to add the gravy before the potatoes!
kingchris 9 months agoAWFUL
danielcerta 10 months agoI'd not made Shepherds Pie before. This turned-out delicious. The simple ingredients and fast cook time make this an excellent choice for weekly meals. Looking forward to experimenting with it a bit when I have time... Very good!
TChipperfield 1 year agoA very tasty dish, quick and simple.
mandzmagee 1 year agoKids had 2nds!
macker389 1 year ago
ryannedelacruzearly 1 year agoGood. Easy to make. Made enough for diviner and left overs
Sharonandjr 3 years agoThis dish was really delicious! And it was my first time making it! I used 1/2lb gr beef and a pound of breakfast sausage and followed the rest. Oh and had to finagle with making my own gravy with a caldo de res bullion cube and corn starch (on the thicker side) oh and added roasted garlic and oil with my onions...
chrissyklaus 3 years agoThis is such an easy recipe and it is also easy to turn it into a lower carbohydrate meal too. I use ground turkey, whole wheat flour to thicken the liquid as well as a half potato and half mashed cauliflower mixture to top it. It comes out great every time!
Dazguti 3 years agoA family-pleaser...I added a little extra liquid to the beef mixture and it was moist and perfect :-)
Prodigal1973 3 years agoVery good recipe, vey close to the one I use so definitely a 5, top tip add some dairy lee to the mashed potatoes for that extra cheesy kick
Sharonma 3 years agoAdding lentils and celery gives a nicer flavour
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AranMC 6 years agoYou can chop and change with this recipe, it is so versatile without resorting to canned or processed foods. [I posted this recipe.]