The Best Homemade Shepherd’s Pie

I always use my Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes on top (however everyday mashed potatoes work just first-rate, in case you’re no longer an instant-potter ).

You can also use leftover mashed potatoes (those also make super Irish potato pancakes… just pronouncing!). Simple, but so comforting!

The Best Homemade Shepherd’s Pie

Servings

6

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

45

minutes
Calories

377

kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon oil

  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1 clove garlic chopped

  • 2 onions finely chopped

  • 2 medium carrots finely diced

  • 2 sticks celery finely diced

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground paprika

  • ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons white flour

  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste

  • 1/3 cup red wine OR more broth if avoiding alcohol

  • 1 cup beef broth

  • 1 cup frozen peas

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley

  • 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped thyme

  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped rosemary

  • 4 cups mashed potatoes (click for my recipe and you’ll have some leftovers to sneak during cooking)

  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  • Heat the oil over medium high heat in a large, deep skillet. Brown the ground meat, then add the chopped vegetables and sauté until softened.
  • Sprinkle salt, paprika, pepper and flour over the pan. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring often. Stir in tomato paste and cook, stirring all the time, until it smells roasted (about 1 minute). Pour in the red wine (OR beef broth if you prefer!), scratching any browned bits off the bottom.
  • Then stir in broth, herbs and peas, simmer 4-5 minutes and then let cool in a 7×11 inch baking dish.
  • In the meantime, make your favorite mashed potatoes. You need about 4 cups of mash to top off the casserole. About 1.5 pounds of peeled potatoes should yield enough.
  • Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Spread the mashed potatoes over the cold filling. (Be careful not to mix up the two.) Criss-cross with a fork for a great look and crispy edges! Sprinkle with the cheese. Bake at 400°F for 20 minutes or until golden (I recommend baking on a lined baking sheet to catch any spills).

Article Source : www.yummly.com/recipe/Homemade-Shepherd_s-Pie-2547613#directions

Angela Florence