Shepherd's Pie

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2009/10/17 11:14:33 (permalink)

Shepherd's Pie

Hi does anyone have a shepherd's pie recipe? 
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    Re:Shepherd's Pie 2009/10/17 14:58:54 (permalink)
    A really easy one that I make when I'm in a hurry:

    Ground lamb, browned in a skillet.  Add a packet of brown gravy mix.  Don't follow the directions on the package, just sprinkle it over the lamb and add a little water to get it to all mix together.

    Pour meat into a baking dish.

    Over the top pour 1 can of Corn Nibblets, drained.  And 1 can Cream of Corn.

    Top with mashed potatoes, boxed will work, but add white american cheese.

    Bake till content.

    Not exactly "Gourmet" but its always a hit!
    post edited by Foodosaurus - 2009/10/26 15:39:14
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    Re:Shepherd's Pie 2009/10/17 15:03:17 (permalink)
    Thanks  greymo and foodasaurus....they all sound good and I can incorporate a little  of each!
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    Re:Shepherd's Pie 2009/10/17 23:15:30 (permalink)
    "blown gravy mix" Is that from Bill Clinton's kitchen or what?
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    Re:Shepherd's Pie 2009/10/18 04:23:00 (permalink)
    Is the moderator's response, see message #5, appropriate for Roadfood.com.? While I, as an adult, can understand the humor which was attempted. Was this response necessary? Who moderates the moderators, as I believe that this comment is wrong on many levels.
     
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    Re:Shepherd's Pie 2009/10/18 05:18:42 (permalink)
    I kind of liked it.
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    Re:Shepherd's Pie 2009/10/18 09:02:29 (permalink)
    MikeS.

    "blown gravy mix" Is that from Bill Clinton's kitchen or what?


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    Re:Shepherd's Pie 2009/10/18 09:20:24 (permalink)
    This is my favorite recipe for Shepherd's Pie - from English author Jane Garmey:

    Shepherd's Pie
    3 TB oil
    2 medium onions, finely chopped
    2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    1 1/2 lbs. ground lamb or ground beef
    1 6 oz. can tomato paste
    2 beef bouillon cubes
    1 heaped TB flour
    1 cup white wine
    1/2 cup water
    salt and fresh ground black pepper
    !/2 t. tarragon
    3 large potatoes, peeled
    3 oz. butter
    1 cup milk
    1/2 c. cooked corn
    2 TB Parmesan cheese
    Preheat oven to 350F.
    Heat oil in large frying pan over low heat. Add onion and garlic and cook until soft. Turn up heat and add meat, stirring until it is well browned.
    Drain off fat. Add tomato paste, cubes, and flour. Mix well and cook a minutes before adding the wine and water. Add in the s&p and tarragon, simmer for 15 minutes.
    Meanwhile, cook and mash the potatoes. Add the butter and milk, season with s&p.
    Put the meat mixture in a large, greased souffle or baking dish. Spread corn over the meat and the mashed potatoes on top so that the meat and corn are completely covered. Sprinkle the cheese over the potatoes and bake uncovered for 35 minutes. Place under broiler for a few minutes to brown the top and serve.

    Note from the author: the addition of corn is not strictly authentic, however, it looks decorative and adds a nice flavor.
    tcrouzer's note: I do not add the corn.


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    Re:Shepherd's Pie 2009/10/18 09:33:02 (permalink)
    Thanks tcrouzer I never thought about adding tarragon to this dish but it sounds like a lovely layer of flavor.
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    Re:Shepherd's Pie 2009/10/18 09:44:39 (permalink)
    You could always use the recipe from the Friends Episode were Rachel makes half a trifle half a Shepard's Pie

    Layer of ladyfingers
    layer of jam
    custard
    raspberries
    more ladyfingers
    beef sauteed with peas and onions
    a little more custard
    bananas,
    and then I just put some whipped cream on top!

    What's not to like
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    Re:Shepherd's Pie 2009/10/18 11:25:33 (permalink)
    CCJPO

    Is the moderator's response, see message #5, appropriate for Roadfood.com.? While I, as an adult, can understand the humor which was attempted. Was this response necessary? Who moderates the moderators, as I believe that this comment is wrong on many levels.
     
    Thank you

    Please, give it a rest.
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    Re:Shepherd's Pie 2009/10/18 13:47:23 (permalink)
    here's an old time recipe from back in the day:
    brown your hamburger meat, add onions and a can of tomato soup.
    put in a casserole dish- let it get really bubbly, add french cut green beans, and top with mashed potaotes and sprinkle with shredded cheese- put back in oven until cheese is browned and bubbly...and the best thing is, that you can add whatever seasonings you like to the meat as it is browning- make it spicy or smooth and sweet. And the cheese can be as much or as little as you want- and can run the gamut from gourmet to "comfort"....actually, it's a method- not a recipe, and you get to make it your own!
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    Re:Shepherd's Pie 2009/10/25 15:11:03 (permalink)
    mland520

    here's an old time recipe from back in the day:
    brown your hamburger meat, add onions and a can of tomato soup.
    put in a casserole dish- let it get really bubbly, add french cut green beans, and top with mashed potaotes and sprinkle with shredded cheese- put back in oven until cheese is browned and bubbly...and the best thing is, that you can add whatever seasonings you like to the meat as it is browning- make it spicy or smooth and sweet. And the cheese can be as much or as little as you want- and can run the gamut from gourmet to "comfort"....actually, it's a method- not a recipe, and you get to make it your own!


    This is very similar to my Shepherd's Pie recipe that I would serve to my 4 children(3 boys & 1 girl) when they were at home.  It is still one of my youngest son's favorites.
     
    Just 2 differences in my recipe-1 t of seasoned salt & I used velveeta instead of shredded cheese on top.  Not a gourmet recipe, but great for for filling up growing kids.
     
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    Re:Shepherd's Pie 2009/10/25 17:50:22 (permalink)
    I like to start with a "crust" of packaged dressing mix, layer browned hamburger (IknowIknow that makes it cottage pie not shepherd's pie, but what does that stuffing make it? Good!) add a layer of cooked frozen corn, maybe some green beans, sauted mushrooms, onions, bell peppers, celery, garlic and whatever. Add some beef gravy or beef broth to moisten things up some, then top with mashed potatoes and cheese. Bake it, covered till it's done. Remove cover to brown the top cheese layer. Gourmet? Nope. Artisan?I reckon not, but good enough for me. Makes a really great take to work lunch.
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    Re:Shepherd's Pie 2009/10/25 18:42:17 (permalink)
    Not a recipe, but a 'Shepherd's Pie Story.

    Our Mess Hall at the base in Northern Japan had a relatively fixed menu that rotated over a two week span (roughly). That means that certain combinations would turn up for lunch or dinner  every couple of weeks. We normally had three choices of the main-dish at the evening meal (dinner). One of the days in the cycle the menu would have three "less-appreciated" entrees. The lowest combination was 1. Grilled Liver, 2. Deep-Fried Scallops and 3. Shepherd's Pie.

    The Shepherd's Pie was, by far, the choice of most of the troops on those days. As a result it was possible to load up on very good Scallops without limit, as they we almost ignored as much as the Liver. Actually the Liver wasn't too bad, but the grill guy tended to really over-cook it and that made it very tough.  The Scallops were my very favorite item and I would usually get a cereal bowl full when the other guys were begging for another scoop of those mashed potatoes and Burger meat (Shepherds Pie!

    Funny how certain items tend to stick in your memory about things like that.
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    Re:Shepherd's Pie 2009/10/26 15:24:10 (permalink)
    Gordon Ramsay's shepherd's pie recipe is fairly easy and very good.

    http://www.channel4.com/food/recipes/chefs/gordon-ramsay/shepherds-pie-recipe_p_1.html
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    Re:Shepherd's Pie 2009/11/16 15:38:10 (permalink)
    Just to clarify:

    Shepherd's Pie is made with ground lamb.

    If you make it with ground beef, it is called Cottage Pie.
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    Re:Shepherd's Pie 2009/11/16 15:45:35 (permalink)
    Jennie

    Just to clarify:

    Shepherd's Pie is made with ground lamb.

    If you make it with ground beef, it is called Cottage Pie.


    I'll second that.  And I do make mine with lamb, BUT!  Many people will argue that this is only true in England, and that In the US Shepard's Pie is made with beef.
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    Re:Shepherd's Pie 2013/09/09 18:14:26 (permalink)
    This is a very easy and tasty recipe for Shepherds Pie.
     
    2/3 lb each ground lamb and beef
    1 large onion
    1/2 bag frozen mixed veggies (your choice)
    4 servings prepared mashed potatoes (instant is fine)
    2 cups brown gravy
    1/2 tsp each thyme, rosemary, and sage
    salt and pepper to taste
    Parmesan cheese
    Preheat oven for 5 minutes at 350 degrees
    In a skillet, brown lamb and beef. Add onions and cook til translucent. Add the veggies now and turn off the heat. Add the herbs salt and pepper at this time. Let this mixture cool a bit while preparing potatoes and gravy.
    Mix all ingredients in a bowl except potatoes. Pour into a 9x9 inch baking dish. Top with potatoes and sprinkle liberally with Parmesan cheese. Cook for 45 minutes at 350 degrees. Let cool for 10 minutes and serve. Yields 4 servings.
     
    David O.
     
     
     
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