Originally Posted by babetoo
would u please e-mail your recipe for shepards pie. my son had it in new orleans . and can't stop raving about it. found several on line but they don't sound like what he describes.
Can you descrieb it a little more babe. Shepherds Pie is one of those dishes that varies according to who is making it. The heart of the dish is minced lamb traditionally (ground meat), but I usually use minced beef. Again it depends but this can be leftovers with the Sunday roast - I use fresh meat.
Make a base mix with onions, garlic, mixed herbs and minced beef cooked together. The classic mix also includes chopped carrots. You can add anything else you want, I often add chopped peppers, sweetcorn, baked beans, tinned chopped tomatoes.
When this is all cooked together and seasoned, put into a oven proof dish and top with mashed potatoes. To make a little more interesting mix a teaspoon of dried mixed herbs and some grated cheddar cheese into the mash.
Use a fork to smooth the top of the mashed potato and bake in an oven (about gas 5/190C) until top is golden.
BTW with spicy beef hash with rice made by DW, I'm feeling under the weather.