Saturday, January 21, 2012

Shepherd's Pie

On these cold wintry days, Shepherd's Pie provides warm comfort food.  This is one of our favorites, especially in the winter, and it's so easy to make.  I usually make it with lamb but you can use ground beef (in this case it's referred to as Cottage Pie).
Brown 1 lb. ground lamb in 2 tbs. olive oil.
Cook small package of frozen peas/carrots in microwave 8 to 10 minutes.
Mix lamb and veggies with 1/4 cup of HP Sauce.
Place mixture into 4 greased individual casserole dishes.
Top with mashed potatoes.
Shepherd's Pie is a great way to use left over mashed potatoes.  I often use prepared mashed potatoes adding butter and a bit of milk or cream to make them spread more easily.
These work well if you don't have left overs or you don't want to prepare mashed potatoes from scratch.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 45 minutes until bubbly or brown on top.  You can add grated cheese to top for the last 15 minutes.
You can bake in one large casserole dish, but I like to have the small individual servings.  I often add rosemary to the lamb when I'm browning it and sometimes onions as well.



  1. Jesse and I also love shepherds pie. We also add mushrooms.

    Shelley Brackett

  2. Yes, sometimes I add mushrooms too.