Shepherds Pie

Another one of my favorite go-to comfort foods. We had this quite a bit while I was growing up. Mom’s was pretty bland so I’ve tweaked it over the years. The orange potatoes were a pretty common thing in my house as my Mom always mashed carrots with our mashed potatoes. I’m not sure if that was her way of getting us to eat the carrots or to stretch the potatoes.

Shepherds Pie

9 Servings

Shepherds Pie

Another one of my favorite go-to comfort foods. We had this quite a bit while I was growing up. Mom’s was pretty bland so I've tweaked it over the years. The orange potatoes were a pretty common thing in my house as my Mom always mashed carrots with our mashed potatoes. I’m not sure if that was her way of getting us to eat the carrots or to stretch the potatoes.

Ingredients:

  • 6-8 large potatoes peeled, cubed*
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 medium onion chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup carrots cooked, pureed
  • 1 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1/2 cup colby jack cheese shredded

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a large pot of water, boil potatoes until fork tender.
  3. In large skillet add ground beef, onion and garlic.
  4. Brown until beef is no longer pink and onion is translucent. Drain well.
  5. In a large bowl add cooked potatoes and mash lightly with a handheld potato masher.
  6. Add butter and milk.
  7. Mix with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until blended and creamy.
  8. Fold in carrots until blended will.
  9. In a 13x9 inch baking dish or deep casserole dish add meat, corn and peas. Stir to blend well.
  10. Top with potatoes/carrot mixture spreading evenly to cover.
  11. Fluff potatoes with fork to create peaks.
  12. Sprinkle with cheese.
  13. Bake uncovered for 30-40 minutes or until cheese is melted and potatoes start to brown lightly.

Notes

*May use 7-8 cups of instant mashed potatoes. If doing so omit the milk and butter and prepare potatoes as directed.

http://www.thehungryhoarder.com/2011/04/13/shepherds-pie/

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