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Kicked-up Shepherd's Pie

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Kicked-Up Shepherd's Pie

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2012-11-07 Other
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Shepherd's pie made easy and delicious!

  • Servings: 6
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 35 min
  • Total Time: 50 min

Ingredients:

8 Medium Potatoes, peeled and chopped
6 Tbsp Butter or 6 Tablespoons Margarine, divided
⅔ cup Heavy Cream
⅔ cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 Pinch White Pepper
1 Tbsp Salt
1 Small Onion, chopped
2 Garlic Cloves, minced
1½ lbs Lean Ground Beef
4 Tbsp Flour
1
Package Onion Soup Mix
1 (14 1/2 Ounce) Can Beef Broth
4 Tbsp Ketchup
3 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
1 tsp Italian Seasoning, or ½ tsp oregano & ½ tsp thyme
1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
1 cup Frozen Peas
3 cups Frozen Sweet Corn
⅓ cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Cook potatoes in water just like you would for mashed potatoes. (I chop the potatoes small so they cook faster).

Once potatoes are cooked: cream with a hand mixer, adding 3 Tbl butter (or margarine) add cream, 2/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese and white pepper and salt. Whip until creamy, cover to keep warm while preparing the rest of the pie.

In large skillet, add onions, garlic and remaining 3 tbsp butter and saute until translucent and fragrant. Add ground beef and brown until no longer pink, making small crumbles. (Drain off half of the drippings).

Add flour and onion soup mix. (this makes a roux) Mix well and simmer. Add beef broth, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, Italian seasoning and cayenne pepper and combine thoroughly (will thicken).

Add peas and corn and continue to simmer for about 4 minutes.

Pour meat and vegetable mixture into casserole dish, 9x 13 casserole or large pie pan, top with mashed potato mixture and carefully spread to cover to edges, sprinkle remaining cheddar cheese. Place on baking sheet (just in case it spills over) in oven. Cook for 25 minutes or until golden brown.

Let sit for 5 minutes and serve!

Take in the great raves and Enjoy!

Helpful Tips:

This is a spicy flavorful warm you up on a chilly day pie! If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.... just kidding.... cut back on the white pepper and cayenne! One of our family favorites. Mmmmm Good. If you're wanting to make a hearty dish with those leftover mashed potatoes, look no further. This Shepherd's Pie is over the top. It has a nice kick to it and will warm you up on a chilly night. I will make mashed potatoes just to have this dish. It's a family favorite with a house full of boys.