Classic Shepherd's Pie is a deliciously authentic, hearty comfort food. With a creamy mashed potato crust, ground lamb, and a healthy veggie filling simmered into a delicious sauce, drizzled with gravy.
The Potatoe's -
- 2 pounds - Russet Potatoes, Peeled & Quartered
- 1/2 Cup - Organic Heavy Cream
- 4 Tbsp. - Organic Grassfed Butter
- 1 Cup - Organic Mayonnaise
- Freshly Ground Himalayan Pink Salt & Pepper, To Taste
- 1/2 Cup - Organic Chicken Broth
The Meat Filling -
- 2 Tbsp. - Organic Olive Oil /Or/ Avocado Oil
- 1 Lrg. - Sweet Yellow Onion, Diced
- 3 - Garlic Cloves, Minced
- 2 - Organic Celery Stalk, Diced
- 1 1/2 pounds - ground lamb, /or/ Ground Beef
- 1 Tsp. - Pink Himalayan Salt
- 1/4 Tsp. - Freshly Ground Pepper
- 1 cup - Organic Chicken Broth
- 1 Tbsp. - Worcestershire Sauce
The Vegtable Layer -
- 2.5 lb Bag - Organic Blend Of Carrots, Corn, Green Beans And Peas
Classic Shepherd’s Pie
To Make The Potatoes -
Place the quartered potatoes in a pot, then fill with cold water and cover with a lid.
On high, bring potatoes to a boil cook for 15 minutes, or until the potatoes are soft when pierced with a fork.
When the potatoes are crooked, drain the potatoes in a colander then place potatoes back in the pot.
Next, add the heavy cream, mayonnaise, chicken broth, butter, salt, and pepper. Mash potatoes until creamy.
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
Cooking the Meat Filling -
In a cast-iron skillet, heat two tablespoons of butter on medium heat, add the onion and garlic. Then saute until lightly golden brown. Set aside.
Add the meat to the hot, lightly oiled cast-iron skillet and mash the lamb into an even layer, leaving it alone until the edges are slightly golden.
Next, add the diced celery, rosemary, thyme, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper. Cooking for 8-10 minutes or until the meat has browned, then add in your gravy.
Simmer for about 5 -10 minutes, until the sauce has slightly thickened.
* Helpful Tip -
When cooking lamb, let it be, you don’t want to break up your ground meat before it has time to gain some texture.
Staring To Layer -
Using a deep casserole dish, spread the cooked meat evenly, completely covering the bottom of the dish.
Next, forming a second layer add in your frozen mixed vegetables covering the meat layer.
For the third layer, dollop the mashed potatoes on top of the meat, using a spatula to spread it flat to the edges.
You can also pipe your mashed potatoes for a fancier effect.
Completing Your Shepherd’s Pie -
To finish your dish, sprinkle the top of the mashed potatoes with paprika, fresh thyme herb, or fresh parsley.
Next, bake Shepherd’s pie until lightly golden, around 25-30 minutes.
*You can also broil the top of the shepherd’s pie for 1-2 minutes as well.
*After plaiting your shepherd’s pie, you can add the lambs gravy to the top for a finished dish.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 898Total Fat: 65gSaturated Fat: 22gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 39gCholesterol: 160mgSodium: 902mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 7gSugar: 8gProtein: 36g