Traditionally Shepherds Pie would be made with ground lamb, most often in the states, you see it made with ground beef. Here we will use Beef, however, substitute ground lamb for beef and keep the recipe the same otherwise to create a traditional shepherds pie.
Course: Main Course
3lbsMashed PotatoesUse 6 medium size potatoes, peel, cube, boil until tender, add 6 Tbl. butter, and 1/2 cup milk or cream. Season, with salt and pepper
2 cupsBeef Broth
2oz.Roux2 T. Buttter, 2T. Flour. Combine notes, cook slowly stirring until Nutty aroma
Cook Ground Beef off in skillet, season with Salt and Pepper
Drain off fat, remove meat from the pan, saute onion, mix with the beef
In a saucepan add stock, tomato, Worcestershire sauce, whisk in prepared cooked roux as listed
Simmer the sauce or gravy, adjust the thickness of the sauce, add more stock or water if too thick. The sauce should coat the back of a spoon when immersed and extracted from the sauce.
Spray a 2-quart casserole dish with pan spray, on the bottom of the pan, spread the beef-onion mixture evenly, cover the meat with sauce,
Place a layer of frozen corn over the top of the beef/gravy evenly you (could use frozen mixed vegetables as well)
Take your mashed potatoes and spread them evenly over the layer of corn, this will be a thicker layer. Drizzle melted butter, or brush melted butter or olive oil over the top of the potatoes.
Bake at 375 until the entire casserole is bubbly hot, or potatoes get slightly browned. Serve.
This is a nice dish for individual casserole dishes if you have them.