I like Shepherds pie. I found that serving this dish to guest I like individual servings; it is much easier and neater to serve.
Biscuit recipe for crust
- 2 Cups sifted flour
- 1 Tablespoon sugar
- 4 ½ Teaspoon baking powder
- ½ Teaspoon salt
- ½ Teaspoon cream of tartar
- ½ Cup shortening (Crisco preferred)
- Milk to moisten
Preheat oven to 400F degrees.
Combine and sift again, the sifted flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and cream of tartar.
With a pastry cutter, cut in the shortening until crumbly.
Stir in enough milk to make a soft dough.
On a floured board, knead until smooth and roll out to ½ inch thick.
Cut with a large biscuit cutter and then roll biscuits out thin to fit into a paper lined jumbo muffin cup; press dough in cup and crimp around top.
With a fork press holes in the bottom and side of dough; bake until dough is dried, not brown.
Set out to cool while preparing filling and mashed potatoes.
Peel five medium potatoes cut in chunks and cook until tender while preparing the filling. When potatoes are tender, drain and place in mixing bowl. Add ¼ cup soft butter and beat into the potatoes. Add a little milk at a time while beating potatoes until light and fluffy. Season with salt and pepper.
- 1 Pound ground beef or ground lamb
- 1 Small chopped onion
- 1 Chopped carrot
- 1 Stalk chopped celery
- 3 Cloves chopped garlic
- 1/3 Cup catsup
- 1 ½ Cups beef stock
- 2 Tablespoons cornstarch blended in a little water
- Salt/ pepper to taste
- ½ Cup frozen petite green peas
Combine ground meat, onion, carrot, celery and garlic; cook until meat is done; remove excess grease.
Stir in the catsup and beef stock.
Combine the cornstarch with a little water until smooth; cook and stir into the beef mixture until thickens.
Season with salt and pepper and set off heat; stir in frozen peas.
Scoop filling mixture into biscuit lined muffin cups (Pile into a rounded top)
Fill a large pastry bag with a large tip with the whipped potatoes.
In a circular movement, pipe the whipped potatoes in a mountain on top of the filling.
Place muffins in the oven and bake until the tops of the muffins are slightly browned.
Let muffin cool slightly before removing from muffin tins.