|Prep Time||20 minutes|
|Cook Time||35 minutes|
- 2 1/2 lb. potatoes peeled and quartered, about 3 large potatoes
- 8 Tbsp butter 1 stick
- 1 small onion chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)
- 2 C Vegetables: I used carrots, corn & green beans; can use peaas, etc
- 1 1/2 lb ground lamb
- 1 1/2 C beef broth plus extra as needed
- 2 package brown gravy mix
- 1 tsp worcestershire sauce
- Salt, pepper, seasonings of choice
- Place the peeled and quartered potatoes in medium sized pot. Cover with at least an inch of cold water. Add a teaspoon of salt. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cook until tender (about 20 minutes).
- While the potatoes are cooking, melt 4 tablespoons of the butter in a large sauté pan on medium heat. Add the chopped onions and cook until tender, about 6 to 10 minutes.
- If you are including vegetables, add them according to their cooking time. Carrots should be cooked with the onions, because they take as long to cook as the onions do.
- If you are including peas or corn, add them toward the end of the cooking of the onions, or after the meat starts to cook, as they take very little cooking time.
- Add ground lamb to the pan with the onions and vegetables. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until no longer pink.
- Whisk broth with packages of gravy mix and Worcestershire sauce. Add to the meat and vegetable mix.
- Bring the broth to a simmer and reduce heat to low. Cook uncovered for 10 minutes, adding more beef broth if necessary to keep the meat from drying out.
- When the potatoes are done cooking (a fork can easily pierce), remove them from the pot and place them in a bowl with the remaining 4 Tbsp of butter. Mash with a fork or potato masher, and season with salt and pepper to taste. ***Kind of thick, might want to add a little milk. Could make morte taters, too.***
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Spread the beef, onions, and vegetables (if using) in an even layer in a large baking dish (8x13 casserole).
- Spread the mashed potatoes over the top of the lamb & vegetable mixture. Rough up the surface of the mashed potatoes with a fork so there are peaks that will get well browned. You can even use a fork to make creative designs in the mashed potatoes.
- Place in a 400°F oven and cook until browned and bubbling, about 30 minutes. If necessary, broil for the last few minutes to help the surface of the mashed potatoes brown.
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Easy Shepherd’s Pie Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 276 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 380mg 16%
Potassium 531mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 19g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 12g 24%
Vitamin A 7%
Vitamin C 29%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.