Tanua's Shepherds Pie

This is a Shepherds pie recipe that I learned in Home Economics in High School, however, over the years, I have adjusted it somewhat to my desirable taste. Hope you enjoy!

Yield: 8 servings ( Serving Size: Approx. 1-1/2 cups )
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  • 2 pound(s) Stew Meat (small cuts)
  • 1/2 cup(s) Flour
  • 1 whole(s) White Onions large-diced
  • 1.5 teaspoon(s) Celery Salt
  • 1.5 teaspoon(s) Black Pepper
  • 1/2 cup(s) Garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup(s) Soft Butter Margarine (for meat)
  • 3-3.5 pound(s) Red Potatoes medium diced
  • 2 tablespoon(s) Dry Ranch Dressing *Optional, but Delish!!
  • 1/2 cup(s) Soft Butter or Margarine (for potatoes)
  • 1/2 cup(s) Oil for gravy
  • 1/2-3/4 cup(s) flour for gravy
  • 2 teaspoon(s) Salt, Pepper, & Garlic Mixture for potatoes
  • Milk adjust to your desire


  2. STEP ONE:
  3. 1).Heat 1/2 stick of margarine or butter on low heat in an iron skillet. Coat your meat in flour and set aside.
  4. 2).Cut up your onion and lightly sauté them in the buttered skillet. Take out and set aside leaving the butter in the skillet.
  5. 3).Place your floured meat and seasonings (Salt, Garlic, & Pepper) in the skillet and brown lightly. Remove from skillet and place meat in a pressure cooker and cover with water at least 1-2 inches above meat, but never over 3/4 full from the top of the pressure cooker. Place lid on Pressure Cooker and turn on medium heat.

  6. Once the jiggler starts to jiggle, set your timer for 20 min. When your timer goes off, set your pot in the sink and run cold water over lid. Never ever force the lid off or it will blow up. If it does not come loose, then keep running water over the lid until it is loose enough. Turn off water and take lid off (*Don't let the water get in the pot).

  7. STEP TWO:
  8. Meanwhile, cut up your potatoes and cover with water to boil. The smaller they are cut up, the quicker they will boil. Check with fork for tenderness. You do not want to overcook. Drain real good in strainer. Place potatoes in mixing bowl along with 1/2 cup margarine, salt, pepper, & garlic to suite taste. (If you place the dry ranch dressing in also, you may not want to add the salt) Add milk slowly to make the texture you desire. Set potatoes aside.

  10. Once meat is ready, saving the juice aside, place the meat only in a 13x9 baking dish.

  11. STEP FOUR:
  12. Make your gravy in a skillet, heating your oil on medium heat until it is hot enough to brown the flour. Pour the amount of (**stock water from the meat you cooked and set aside) into the browned flour. You may need to have a glass of water also in case the stock water is not enough. Make the gravy to the desirable consistency.

  13. STEP FIVE:
  14. Sprinkle the sautéed onions over the meat in the casserole pan. Pour the gravy over the onions. Spread your mashed potatoes over the mixture. Make about 6-8 spoon dips in the top of the potatoes and place dollops of margarine. Bake in oven for 20-30 min. Serve and ENJOY!!

  15. I know this seems complicated, but it is easy once you do it one time. You can experiment with it also. I have used bellpeppers, corn, cooked carrots, etc. Use your imagination.
December 2013

This recipe is a personal recipe added by TanuaRiley and has not been tested or endorsed by MyRecipes.

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