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Ingredients

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Filling
2 tbsp Butter
2 lbs Ground Lamb
2 lbs Ground Beef
2 tbsp Red wine vinegar
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 large Onion chopped
1/4 cup Beef stock
4 cloves Garlic minced
2 tbsp Ketchup
3 Carrots chopped finely
1 1/2 cups Frozen peas
1 1/2 cups Sweet Corn
Seasonings
1 tbsp Fresh Rosemary
1 tbsp Fresh Thyme
1 tbsp Garlic Powder
1 tbsp Onion powder
1 tbsp Salt
1 tbsp black pepper
Topping
5 White potatoes
3 tbsp Whole Milk
3 tbsp sour cream
1 Egg Yolk
Features:
  • Baked
  • One Pot/Pan

Prepare on the Stove and Finish in the Oven!
EASY as 1 - 2 - 3

  • 1 hour
  • Serves 8
  • Medium

Ingredients

  • Filling

  • Seasonings

  • Topping

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This is the Best Shepherd’s Pie! Made with fresh carrots, sweet corn and frozen peas. Along with perfectly seasoned ground lamb and beef this pie is sure to please the whole family.

The Best Shepherd's Pie

Shepherds pie can be made all in one dish. That is if your using the type of dish that can go from the stovetop to the oven like I have here with my Rock Dutch Oven.

Otherwise, you can prepare it first on the stove then move it to a separate baking dish to finish it in the oven. Not to hard and worth the effort because this recipe is something you will not forget anytime soon.

The Best Shepherd's Pie

You are sure to taste the difference with this recipe here, since it uses two kinds of meat.

Creating the best of what is known to some as a “Cottage pie” which is typically made with just beef and the “Shepherd’s pie” which is  made with minced lamb.

The Best Shepherd's Pie

I grew up eating the cottage pie, which is made with beef instead of lamb. Traditional Shepherds pie originated from Ireland and is made with just lamb.

So even though you may have thought that you were enjoying a Shepherds pie in past, it may have been the ladder.

Shepherd's Pie

Anyone who has ever tried my recipe has said to me “this is the best” shepherds pie they have ever tasted! So that is why I named it the BEST!

Just make sure you are using fresh carrots not frozen. Because there is a huge difference in taste and texture with the fresh. Also use fresh rosemary and thyme if you can it just enhanced the flavors that much more.

The Best Shepherd's Pie

Now you will want to start by taking the easy way to preparing this recipe. And to do that you will want to start by skipping the peeling of the potatoes and boil them instead.

This will allow for you to run them under cold water once they have cooked. Being able to simply peel them by hand. From there you will mash them with some whole milk, sour cream and an egg yolk. 

Okay so first you will want to start by taking the easy way to cooking this recipe of course. And that is by skipping the peeling of the potatoes and boil them instead. This allows for you to run them under cold water once cooked tender and peel them by hand. From there you will mash them with some whole milk, sour cream and an egg yolk.

Now the hardest part is done, next you simply are going to saute the two meats in a large pan for roughly 5 minutes before adding in the chopped onion, garlic and spices.

The pan I use is the rock its a large dutch oven type pan that goes from the stove to the oven.

The Best Shepherd's Pie

 

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The Best Shepherd’s Pie

The Best Shepherd’s Pie

Yield: 8
Easy as 1, 2, 3

Ingredients

FILLING

  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 2 lbs Ground Lamb
  • 2 lbs Ground Beef
  • 2 tbsp Red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 large Onion
  • 1/4 cup Beef stock
  • 4 cloves Garlic
  • 2 tbsp Ketchup
  • 3 Carrots
  • 1 1/2 cups Frozen peas
  • 1 1/2 cups Sweet Corn

SEASONINGS

  • 1 tbsp Fresh Rosemary
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Thyme
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tbsp Onion powder
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp black pepper

TOPPING

  • 5 White potatoes
  • 3 tbsp Whole Milk
  • 3 tbsp sour cream
  • 1 Egg Yolk

Instructions

  1. Start by boiling the potatoes (enabling you to skip the peeling part) once the potatoes are fork tender. Remove from the heat and rinse under cold water in a large strainer.
  2. Then chop the large onion and mince the garlic.
  3. Chop the large the fresh carrots into bite sized pieces and set aside
  4. Then once the potatoes have cooled down, empty into a large bowl and mash with a potato masher while slowly adding in the sour cream, egg yolk and whole milk. Mash till creamy then add 1 tsp each of salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  5. Now in a large stove top frying pan add 2 tbsp of butter and then add in the ground Lamb and Beef. Cook half way through before adding in the chopped large onion and chopped carrots.
  6. Cook till the onion has become translucent, then add in all the fresh herbs, seasonings along with worcestershire, red wine vinegar, beef stock and ketchup. Then the frozen sweet corn and frozen peas. Mix till combined and cook over low heat for 7 minutes.
  7. Preheat the oven to 375 F and place the meat mixture into a dutch oven type dish and then top with the mashed potatoes.
  8. Bake on the middle rack for 35 minutes till the top looks slightly golden.
  9. Remove from the oven, let the dish cool down and serve hot. Enjoy!

 

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