Shepherds Pie That’s Kind Of Different

Normally I make shepherds pie with ground beef, today is different. I have some leftover roast beef from Sunday suppers so this seemed like a good way to use it up. Have a few bits of other things in the fridge that needed to be used up also. Some people would likely throw out about a quarter cup of gravy, I always keep it. That little bit of gravy is perfect to add extra flavour to thing like shepherds pie or any kind of a meat pie. It’s may seem a little silly to keep some of the things I keep, but over the years I have found they end up being exactly what I needed for a recipe. it’s not just gravy that I keep, even with potatoes and rice have a place in things I make. Leftover mashed potatoes I use to thicken stews and in soups. Rice I keep until I have enough for fried rice. With gravy you can keep beef, pork, chicken, and turkey and add them all together, then you have a great gravy to use anyway you like. With the little bit of beef gravy it worked great in this version of shepherds pie. It’s a stretch to call this shepherds pie because I am playing even with the potato portion of a shepherds pie.

2 and 1/2 cups minced leftover roast beef

1 onion chopped

1 carrot chopped

1 rib celery chopped

1/2 cup corn

1/2 cup peas

3 green onions chopped

2 cloves garlic minced

2 potatoes very thinly sliced

1 cup grated old cheddar cheese

1 cup beef broth

1/4 cup beef gravy

1 tablespoon butter

1 teaspoon flour

1 /2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

Put the beef broth and beef in a saucepan and simmer for 1/2 hour. Preheat a frying pan with butter on medium high heat. Add onions, celery, carrot, salt and pepper, cook for 3 minutes. Add garlic and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Add the gravy and mix in then add the beef and beef broth. Add the corn, peas, and green onions, mix in an remove from heat and transfer to a casserole dish and cool. When cool top with potatoes and then the cheese. Bake in a preheated 350 oven for 1 hour.

About Graham Stewart

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4 Responses to Shepherds Pie That’s Kind Of Different

  1. Pingback: Shepherds Pie That’s Kind Of Different — How I Cook — by Graham Stewart | homethoughtsfromabroad626

  2. The lunch cycle at grandmother’s was immutable.
    Sunday roast lamb, Monday cold lamb, Wednesday shepherds’ pie, then, lamb being finished, Thursday pork chops, Friday fish and Saturday pig’s fry.

    • Sounds a bit like how I grew up. Think that’s why I play so much with what I cook. You could tell the day of the week by what you were having for supper. Even with something as good as shepherds pie I still have to play with it just to make it a little different.

  3. Sheree says:

    You made what looks like a delicious cottage pie since you used beef. Shepherds pie requires lamb.

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