Shepherd's Pie is traditionally made with lamb (the beef version is called "cottage pie") but my Irish husband has eaten a beef version referred to as "Shepherd's Pie" since childhood...so I'll stick with the name that he prefers! I recommend making two pies at a time - bake one for dinner and freeze the second! If freezing, allow beef mixture and potatoes to cool before layering. Tastes just as delicious baked out of the freezer.
Yield: 6 servings
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- 8 small potatoes, peeled and chopped
- 1/2 cup(s) milk
- 2 tablespoon(s) butter
- 1/2 cup(s) cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 pound(s) lean ground beef
- 1/4 cup(s) beef broth
- 1 medium yellow onion, minced
- 1-2 cup(s) frozen corn
- 1 can(s) (10.75oz) condensed cream of mushroom soup
- 1/4 teaspoon(s) salt
- 1/8 teaspoon(s) pepper
- 1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat an 8x8 baking dish with cooking spray.
- 2) Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook potatoes in boiling water until tender, about 15 minutes (time depends on size of potatoes pieces. They’re ready when you can easily mash one with a fork). Drain, reserving a little bit of the cooking liquid. Mash potatoes with cooking liquid and milk (I get the best consistency if I warm the milk in the microwave before adding it). Add butter and cheddar cheese. Set aside. (Note: I estimated the amount of milk, cheese, and butter – taste it and see if you want to add more of any of them.)
- 3) In a large skillet, cook onions in beef broth over medium high heat until soft and translucent. Add beef and brown (Note: if not using LEAN beef, drain before next step).
- 4) Add corn, soup, and salt and pepper to beef mixture; heat through. (At this point everything is cooked so I always taste it to see if it needs more salt and pepper.)
- 5) Pour meat mixture into baking dish and cover with mashed potatoes.
- 6) Bake in preheated oven for 20-30 minutes or until potatoes are golden and beef mixture is hot and bubbly.
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