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Thursday, December 31, 2009

*~kAy~*'s Kitchen: Easy Sheperd's Pie

Sheperd's Pie is an English dish that is usually made with lamb or mutton but I used beef. It is basically a casserole that consists of meat (and vegetables) covered with a layer of mashed potatoes.

If this sounds like something you might like to eat, read on further to see how I make it :P

1. Start by boiling peeled and cut potatoes(2 large/3medium sized)  in salt water until they get soft (approx. 20 minutes).

2. While you are waiting for the potatoes to boil, cook your ground beef. I used about 1lb of ground beef. You can start by sauteing onions in butter/oil and if you want to add carrots, this would be a good time to do it as well. I usually like to add carrots but I didn't have any at home (so just pretend there are carrots in mine :P). Add and saute the ground beef into the onions until the meat is no longer pink. You can add peas and corn as well. Season to your liking (with salt, pepper, worcesterchire sauce, etc). You can also add beef broth to keep the meat moist if you like.

3. The potatoes should be done by then. Mash the potato and season to taste. I like to also add a bit of butter and cheddar cheese. :P

4. Line a baking dish with the cooked ground beef and vegetables.

All ready for the potato to be topped on!

5. Spread the mashed potato evenly on top of the meat.

You can use a fork (or the same spoon I used to scoop the potato in my case... I didn't want to dirty a fork) and form peaks in the potato so that it can brown nicely.

6. Cook in oven at about 400 degrees Fahrenheit for about 30 minutes (until it is brown and bubbling).

This is how mine turned out :P

This serves about 3-4 people.

How did does it look? :)
Do you have your own way of making Sheperd's Pie? Please share!


// krissy ♥ said...

Hi Kay! I came here from Toothfairy's blog :)

This looks absolutely yummy! I wish I know how to cook. Happy new year! :)

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

Oh that looks yummmy. I'm going to try to make this one of these days. thanks for the recipe. Happy New Year!

amynaree said...

that looks delicious! i love sheperds pie, total comfort food!

Kasia_B said...

Yum yum! I'll definitely try to make it! Thanks Kay for the recipe!

Zoe said...

Wow Kay, this looks really good^^makes me so hungry eventhough it's already 11.30 pm now,lol..I really want to cook this if I could, thanks for sharing hun.

Answering ur questions, my dad is Thai and My mom is Iranian^^.

Anonymous said...

I like putting bread on the bottom, it comes out pretty crispy like crust. Since I don't eat beef I use ground turkey and season with brown gravy to make it moist. Other than that, it's exactly like yours- mashed taters on top and peas, carrots, and corn with the meat ^_^

kyuubified said...

Looks yummy! What's funny is for a project, I needed a recipe for some sort of meat pie dish, so I think I might use this!

rae630 said...

omigawd, can i come over for dinner? heehee! it looks so good! ugghh! i hate loosing makeup!!!

Mo said...

Ooh, yum that looks delicious! (: I might have to save this recipe! haha

and thanks for the comment on my post! (as well as the reply about the hello kitty humidifier. My sister will be excited. haha)
I'll see if I can get more reviews and style posts up (: Thanks bunches, and keep up the good work on your blog!

eki said...

OMG I love sheperds pie LOL XD looks so good there!
I hope you have a Happy new year! Thank ou for always being sweet and stopping by my blog! Take care!! :D

twinsouls888 said...

Whoah this recipe looks so YUMMAAAYYY girl. You are soooo detailed with the pictures and I love it ^_^

I'm looking forward to more food posts yay ^_^

Toothfairy said...

Never heard of it, but it sure looks good... corn, I love corn!


LOLanne said...

this made me drool!! it sounds soooo easy to make... buuuut not even going to try it out, im a complete FAIL in the kitchen lol. sooo is there a microwave only version of this? lol


Pop Champagne said...

omg I loveee shepard's pie. I love ground beef and I love potatoes haha! Thanks for your comment and I hope you have a great start of 2010!

Sassy J'adore said...

HAPPY NEW YEARS 2010 sweetie!!!

What did u do on NYE?

That looks so yummy. I luv mashed potaotes. I don't think I had that in a long time.


Naka said...

thanks for this i love pie :3

Alexander said...

Wow! This looks really good. I need to try it some day. Thanks for sharing the recipe. :)

Happy New Year!

Alex's World! -

*Nehs* said...

oh my... that looks absolutely yummy!!!!!!!!1

sheri amor said...

delis!!!! very yummy fooooddddddsssss

edxaii said...

wow!! i love to try this one! :P hope i can cook it right.. hehe hmmmm~look VERY YUMMY!!

Naka said...

tehe I got it on sale at a boutique it only cost me £2 :p

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Cafe Pasadena said...

Just dropping by to ck out your blog & say, Hi!
So many questions but here are just one:
Besides, girly things do you cover any doggy things?!

I luv shepherds pie to eat - not make.

*~kAy~* said...

Hi Cafe Pasadena!
Thanks for dropping by :P
hm... I used to have 2 poodles but not any more :'(
So I'm not so sure about what I can cover on "doggy things" but I'll see what I can do! :P
Thanks for your question!

Layla said...

Aww!! This looks soo YUMMY!!

Gotta try it sometime!!

Adelicia Kaya said...

it looks so yummy!!!
only i'm a vegetarian :l
so i cant eat thisss :S
"ll try it with some vegetarian meat or tofu.