Every year for Breck’s birthday he requests Shepherd’s Pie. He said this year was the best one yet so I thought I would share the recipe with you… Also, I named this one for my guy. I make this in a cast iron skillet and everything is made in the skillet except the mashed potatoes. I hope you enjoy!
- 4 cups mashed potatoes (I use golden potatoes)
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 small white onion
- 2.5 tsp salt
- 2 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp paprika
- 2 tbsp minced garlic
- 1 tsp rosemary (I just used fresh from our herb garden)
- 1.5 tsp thyme
- 1 tbsp tomato paste
- 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tbsp flour
- 1.5 cups beef stock
- 2 cups frozen veggie mix (I used green beans, carrots, corn, and peas)
- 4 tbsp melted butter
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Wash potatoes, cut them in quarters, and put them in water to boil. Boil until potatoes are soft.
- In skillet pour olive oil, garlic, and onion. Sauté until onions are soft.
- Place ground beef into skillet and brown. Drain grease.
- Season beef with 1.5 tsp salt, 1 tsp black pepper, paprika, rosemary, 1 tsp thyme, tomato paste, and Worcestershire sauce. Mix really well until tomato paste is melted into beef.
- Mix flour in with seasoned beef and once well mixed pour beef stock slowly in. Let simmer for 10 minutes.
- Place veggies in skillet and mix well. Let simmer for another 10 minutes.
- While beef and veggies are simmering make mashed potatoes.
- Drain water from potatoes, pour in heavy cream, 2 tbsp butter, 1 tsp salt, and 1 tsp black pepper. Mash until creamy.
- Spread beef mixture evenly on bottom of pan. Spread mashed potatoes on top evenly.
- Brush melted butter on top of mashed potatoes. Run fork along mashed potatoes to match photos. Sprinkle rest of thyme on top of potatoes.
- Place skillet in oven and cook until golden brown. Around 10-15 minutes.
- Let cool for 7 minutes before serving.
I look forward to your writings. When my email tells me you have a new post, I sit down during a break with a cup of coffee and enjoy!
Great sounding recipe will have to try it soon.
You are a great cook, and that is just part of your many many talents. We enjoy your blog and other writings. I love shepherds pie and will make one as soon as it gets cooler in Texas.
I am so excited to hear this! Tell me what you and Boy think!