Shepherds Pie With A Little Twist

727BEBBD-FA3B-49CF-A231-310296DA56E5We decided shepherds pie would be a good idea for supper. It’s something we both enjoy and easy to make. Summer coming and that changes what we cook, shepherds pie gets put in the parking lot for the summer. Normally I don’t do anything different when I make shepherds pie, today I decided to add a little twist. Since I am still trying to use up all the green onions I have in the fridge, they’re getting used. It makes me laugh when I think about buying the green onions. Picked them up at the first store we were in Monday, and then in the second store I was thinking about a recipe as we walked around. What I was thinking about needed green onions so I picked up more forgetting I had already bought some. So I have been trying to use them up, and now glad I bought as many as I did. For the shepherds pie they worked great and in the fall when I make shepherds pie, I will use them again. Shepherds pie is an extremely simple thing to make and tastes great.

1 pound ground beef browned and the fat drained off

1 onion diced

1 rib celery diced

1 large carrot diced

1/2 cup of peas

3 cloves garlic minced

1/4 teaspoon thyme

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1 tablespoon butter

1 tablespoon flour

1 and 1/2 cups beef broth

2 cups mashed potatoes

Salt and pepper to taste

5 green onions chopped

1 cup grated cheddar cheese

Mix potatoes, some salt and pepper, and green onions together and set aside. Preheat a frying pan on medium heat with butter, add onions, celery, carrots, salt and pepper, cook for 8 minutes stirring occasionally. Add the garlic, thyme, and cook for 2 minutes, sprinkle the flour around and stir constantly for 30 seconds. Add the ground beef and beef broth and bring to a boil, reduce heat to simmer, cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the peas Let cool for about 20 minutes. Add the meat mixture to a casserole dish, top with the mashed potatoes and sprinkle the cheese on top. Bake in a preheated 350 oven for 50 minutes.

About Graham Stewart

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2 Responses to Shepherds Pie With A Little Twist

  1. I’ll try the spring onions next time I make this. It is a real favourite with Costa Rican friends.

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