Tuesday, April 30, 2013

My Shepard's Pie:

Old Fashioned Comfort Food at it's best!

I love a good Old Fashioned Shepard's Pie. It warms the soul. It tempts ya with a crisp topped layer of homemade mashed potatoes and then you get to the smooth of the potatoes where they meat the Beefy gravy! Just heavenly! I eat this in any kind of weather, it just comforts me. Lets me know all is right with the world even if it's just for now in this bowl of Shepard's Pie!  Enjoy!



Old Fashioned Shepherd's Pie


Shepards Pie http://foodisloverecipes.com1 lb. Ground Beef
(80/20 Ground Chuck is perfectly fine here)
Salt & Pepper
1 ½ cups Frozen Mixed Vegetables
8-10 oz. Onion Gravy
(Jar, packet or recipe at bottom)
2 tbsp. Fresh Thyme
(If using dry; 1-2 tsp.)
Prepared Garlic Mash
(May use store bought, or homemade)


Heat non-stick skillet on Medium High Heat
Add in Ground Beef
Sprinkle with Salt and Pepper.
Saute until brown.
Remove beef from skillet and set aside.
Prepare gravy as directed below.
If using Jarred or packet Onion Gravy, keep beef in pan and add gravy.
Add thyme.
Bring to boil.
Add frozen vegetables.
Lower heat to Medium - Medium/Low
Cover and simmer until vegetables are heated through.
Pre-heat Oven to 375° f
In an Oven proof dish add the ground beef.
Top with Mash.
Sprinkle Salt and pepper at top.
*May sprinkle with Paprika for added color.
Bake at 375°f for 35-40 minutes or until edges of potatoes appear bubbling, brown and crisp.
Serve.

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