Shepherd's Pie

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lisa j 41

"My husband is British. We have this all the time when the weather gets cold. It's directly out of a British cookbook, so I cannot take credit. We do change it up a bit. When I'm not looking he adds corn (ew), when he's not looking..extra tomato sauce! Usually have peas as a side. Yum!"
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6 servings
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Heat oil in a large frying pan over low heat. Add onion and garlic until soft. Turn up heat and add meat. Stir until well-browned.
  3. Drain off excess fat and add tomato paste, bouillon cubes and flour. Mix well and cook for a minute before adding the wine and water. Season well with salt and pepper and add Tarragon. Simmer gently for 15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, cook and mash the potatoes. Add the butter and milk, season with salt and pepper.
  5. Put the meat mixture in a large, well greased baking dish (I use the round corning ware casserole dish), spread the corn over the meat mixture and the mashed potatoes on top (here's where you can get creative and use that decorative frosting bag). Sprinkle the cheese over the potatoes and bake uncovered for 35 minutes. Place under the broiler for a few minutes to brown the top.
  6. p.s. the corn is not authentic to the British


Excellent! I used ground beef and chicken broth for the bouillon, wine and water. Went to grab the beef bouillon and was out. Used up the leftover baby corn, corn, and carrots, and the mashed po...

I would give this more stars if I could. So good! I used ground beef & did not have tomato paste so I used an 8 oz. can of Hunt's sauce. Sprinkled a little sharp cheddar over the potatoes. This ...

excellent shepherd's pie, Lisa. I use moose burger and added peas and carrots (personal taste). This is simple and a great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes but well worth boiling potatoes ...

Better than the original!

Flavors were a little strong for me. I tried to tone it down with some broth but it didn't work. Husband liked it, but not a favorite of mine. Sorry Lisa J. Thanks for posting, I think I'm j...