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Friday, February 27, 2009

Shepherd's Pie

One of the sweet things that my hb does is he lets me rest on weekends in terms of cooking meals. He likes to cook breakfast and Saturday night dinners. Two weekends ago he made this Shepherd's Pie, one of his fave dishes that I learned to like myself. Hb is a Brit and this is a famous English dish, so no surprise there ;-).


2-3 pcs medium potato
1 2/3 cups milk
2 Tbsps butter
1 tsp salt, divided
1 lb ground beef
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 jar (12 ounces) beef gravy
1 package (10 ounces) frozen mixed vegetables, thawed and drained
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1. Peel, cube and boil potatoes until tender. Mash with 1/2 tsp salt, whole milk and butter. Add more or less milk depending on the desired thickness or creaminess. Set aside.
2. Preheat broiler. In a separate skillet, brown meat on medium-high heat, stirring to separate meat. Drain drippings. Sprinkle meat with the remaining 1/2 tsp salt and pepper. Add gravy and vegetables; mix well. Cook over medium-low heat 5 minutes or until hot.
4. Pour in a broiler-proof baking dish and even out. Spoon prepared potatoes on top of the meat mixture and sprinkle cheese evenly on top.
5. Broil 4 to 5 inches from heat source 3 minutes or until cheese is golden brown and meat mixture is bubbly.


  1. This is kenny's favorite too and planning to cook one of this days.

  2. Hi Mira.
    Your pie looks really good. I do a similar recipe which my daughter loves. Here in Portugal we call it "Empadão".
    Good Monday xx

  3. Shepard`s Pie was a favorite in my part of Amish PA. It was the first recipe I learned to cook in HomeEc.

    Thanks for the memories.