November 21, 2011

Shepherd's Pie

It’s more than a month and I am already feeling like I had taken a long hiatus from blogging! Well went   through some of the food pictures of Madelyn! I don’t miss food pictures in Facebook though :)something about food pictures that just attracts me.  I came across Shepherd’s Pie, sounds yummy right? I have been thinking to cook it for a while, but after seeing the pictures made me think why not cook for today? It is an English meat pie mixed with vegetables and topped with mashed potatoes. Traditionally it is supposed to be made up of ground lamb but I am making with ground beef instead of ground lamb. And the mashed potatoes topping sprinkle with any choice of cheese  can go no wrong!!!  It is very simple and very rich in flavor! It turned out to be so good, the best Shepherd’s pie I ever made!! My little son kept on asking more and more….

Serving: 5
Time: 50 minutes


1 pound ground beef

½ cup chopped onions

1 cup shredded carrot

1 cup frozen peas

1/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

1 ½ cup water

1/3 cup white cooking wine

2 beef bouillon

2 tablespoon of all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon tomato ketchup

1 1/2 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon rosemary

Mashed potatoes

4 big Idaho potatoes

3 table spoon butter

2 cloves garlic

1 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon black pepper

½ cup milk


Preheat the oven at 350 degree.

Peel the potatoes and cut into small pieces. Cook it with two cloves of garlic in a pot full of boiled salted water for 15 minutes. After it is cooked, sieve to get rid of water. Mix the milk, butter, salt and pepper with the help of mixture. Set it aside.

In the meantime cook the ground beef in the medium heat for 5 minutes in the saucepan. Add onions, shredded carrot and sauté it with ground beef for additional 10 minutes in low heat. Add 1 ½ cup of water, two beef bouillon, salt, pepper, ketchup, flour, white cooking wine and rosemary to the saucepan. At last add one cup of frozen peas in mix it properly. Pour it in 9 by 5 inch bake ware

Pour the mash potatoes on top of the cooked beef mixed with vegetables and distribute it evenly. Sprinkle with shredded mozzarella cheese. Bake it in the oven for 20 minutes. And it is ready to serve.