Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

First thing that we did was make Rustic Garlic Mashed Potatoes

  • 2 lbs potatoes (we used red potatoes and kept the skins on)
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • salt
  • water

We diced the potatoes so they would cook evenly and placed them in a large dutch pot until potatoes are fork tender. We then drained the potatoes and used 1 stick of unsalted butter to the pot and mashed the potatoes with the butter. Then we added 8oz sour cream, 1 cup of heavy cream and used hand beater to blend the potatoes until thoroughly blended.

  • 2 medium carrots
  • large white onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 stalks celery
  • pint of baby bella (or cremini) mushrooms

These ingredients were all diced to relatively same size and cooked together until tender.

  • 1lb ground lamb (works well with hamburger for substitution)

Preheat oven to 400F/205C. Cooked the lamb with the veggies until the lamb was no longer pink. We then drained off excess liquid from mushrooms and returned to pan. We added 1 tbsp of all purpose flour and cooked for five minutes to remove flour taste.

We added spices first and then the wine with beef base to the meat/vegetable mixture. Stir and cook until thickened. Added salt & pepper to taste.

Transferred meat mixture to a 9X13 glass casserole dish. Spread evenly. On top of the meat mixture layer spread rustic garlic mashed potatoes. Cut up 2 tbsp of unsalted butter into small pieces and drop on top of mashed potatoes. Sprinkled with smoked paprika and we added 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese. Bake in a pre-heated oven for 30 minutes until fully hot.

We put a baking sheet underneath the glass casserole to catch any overflow. Hope you enjoy.