Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s Pie
Recipe type: Entree
Shepherd’s Pie is a British food recipe of meat with a mashed potato crust.
  • 3 potatoes, peeled and halved
  • 2 tbsp margarine or butter
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 large carrot, grated
  • ½ tsp thyme
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  1. Cook potatoes in boiling salted water until soft (about 15 to 20 minutes).
  2. Drain off water and add margarine or butter, salt, and pepper. Mash potatoes, adding enough milk to make a smooth mixture. Set aside.
  3. Heat oil in a large skillet and saute onion until soft. Stir in ground beef and then add carrot, thyme, parsley, garlic, salt, and pepper. Cook for another 5 minutes. Add soy sauce and stir well.
  4. Preheat the oven to 375F.
  5. Spread meat mixture in a deep pie dish. Spread mashed potatoes evenly over meat mixture and swirl with a fork to create an attractive pattern.
  6. Bake the pie on the middle rack of the oven for 30 minutes, or until top is lightly browned.

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