It’s Family Day long weekend, and what better way to spend time with family than indulging in a home cooked meal. From what I hear, Shepard’s Pie is a family favourite for many, however the first time I actually tried it was when I made this recipe! Verdict: It’s SO good, and easy to make [I had others taste it too just to make sure]. I can’t believe I’ve been missing out all this time!!
If you’re looking for an easy meal for everyone to enjoy, I’ve got you covered.
– 1 1/2 to 2 lbs of potatoes, peeled and quartered
– 8 tablespoons of butter [I used Earth Balance Organic Buttery Spread]
– 1 medium onion, chopped
– 1-2 cups of vegetables [I used organic carrots, asparagus, corn and peas]
– 1 1/2 lbs organic grass-fed ground beef
– 1/2 cup of beef broth
– 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
– Salt and pepper to taste
– Parmesan cheese to taste [optional]
- Preheat oven to 350F
- Place peeled and quartered potatoes in a medium sized pot, cover with an inch of cold water, and add teaspoon of salt
- Bring potatoes to a boil, reduce to simmer, and cook until tender [about 20 minutes]
- While potatoes are boiling, melt 4 tablespoons of butter in a large pan on medium heat. Add onions and carrots, followed by asparagus, peas and corn
- In a separate pan, add butter and ground beef, and cook until no longer pink
- Add beef to vegetable pan
- Add Worcestershire sauce, beef broth, salt and pepper to the beef and vegetable mixture
- Bring mixture to a simmer, reduce heat to low, and cook uncovered for 10 minutes. Add more beef broth if necessary to keep the beef from drying out
- When potatoes are ready, remove them from the pot, and place them in a bowl with remaining 4 tablespoons of butter, as well as salt and pepper. Mash with a fork or potato masher
- Grease an oven safe pan, and add the beef and veggie mixture to the bottom of the pan
- Cover the mixture with mashed potatoes [I also grated some parmesan cheese on top]
- Cover the pan and bake for 20 minutes
- Remove cover from the pan, switch to broil, and broil until top is slightly browned
- Remove from oven, serve hot, and dig in!
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