Shepherd’s Pie

Virtual cooking lesson: Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s Pie

Serves 8


5 pounds of Potatoes peeled and quartered

2lbs Ground beef

Salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, chili powder

1 cup chicken stock

3 tablespoons flour

2 cups Heavy cream

2 sticks Butter

Peas, corn, carrots ( optional)


1. Preheat your oven to 350°

2. Peel and quarter potatoes

3. Place peeled potatoes in a pot of salted boiling water

4. While potatoes are cooking heat up a large frying pan and cook ground beef, add in seasonings and mix occasionally

5. Cook ground beef until there are no more pink bits

6. Add 1 cup of stock and 3 tablespoons of flour to your cooked ground beef this will thicken up the mixture and create a gravy

7. Place meat and gravy into desired baking pan add corn, peas and carrots as a second layer

8. Once potatoes are tender strain the liquid and put potatoes back in the pot

9. Add melted cream and butter to strained potatoes

10. Using a hand mixer blend together.

11. Evenly distribute mashed potatoes over meat and veggies

12. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes

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