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Old 02-10-2013, 10:30 PM   #1
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Good shepherd's pie recipe?

I was hoping some of you have tried various shepherd's pie recipes and could share. I haven't had it in years, and I wanna try it again. I know I really liked it back in the day.

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Old 02-10-2013, 10:42 PM   #2
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you'll have to look in a church cookbook for that one...
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Old 02-11-2013, 01:07 AM   #3
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dan, look in advanced search (at top right of dc page) under shepherd's pie. there you will find several threads on the subject.

it's okay, dan, i'm up anyway-- i had to fry me some scrapple and eggs....:)
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:34 AM   #4
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That is what I was thinking, buckytom!
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:41 AM   #5
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I do mine with minced lamb and add some chopped carrots and onion, some mixed herbs, a little tomato purée . To this mix I add some flour as a thickener, salt and pepper, sometimes a little cinnamon . Add about a pint of veg or lamb stock and give it a good mix. Top with mashed potato and put it in the oven till the top is a lovely golden brown . That's about it, it's a simple traditional dish .
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:43 AM   #6
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I've used this recipe several times, but I guess technically it's cottage pie?
30 Minute Shepherd's Pie Recipe : Rachael Ray : Recipes : Food Network

Simple and good.
Now, on to put my fire suit on for bringing up RR
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:44 AM   #7
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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.
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.


Filling
  • 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.
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:45 AM   #8
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I do the same thing, Painless. I always use small baking vessels when I make this.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:10 AM   #9
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Actually worcestershire sauce, yes forgot to add that, just a shake. Shepherds Pie is a minced lamb dish with a mashed potato topping. Really really simple .
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:49 PM   #10
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My way of making shepherd's pie is far from traditional. I add curry paste to the minced lamb and a can of chopped tomatoes, fried onion, chopped carrots and celery. Salt, pepper, paprika and a dash of w/sauce. I top it with mashed sweet potato (the white fleshed variety) seasoned with butter, salt and black pepper and top with finely grated cheese.
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