Homemade Shepherd’s Pie

Donna's Sheppard's PieDonna made Shepherd’s Pie for supper tonight. It’s one of our favourite comfort foods.  Donna started by browning some grounded beef, drained the fat and then added salt, pepper, minced garlic and grated red onion. Tonight’s version was easy as she added two cups of frozen mixed vegetables and a couple of tablespoons of flour to thicken the sauce. Two cups of beef stock is added to the mixture and simmered until the resulting gravy thickens. The mixture is pured into a 9×9 baking dish.  The beef and veggie mixture is covered with homemade mashed potatoes and a coating of shredded cheddar cheese. The casserole is baked in a 350F degree oven for 20 minutes.

Sheppard's Pie

The casserole rested for 10 minutes as I took different shots of it.  Donna and I finally dug into the pie and it was worth the wait. The ground beef was well seasoned from the garlic and onions, the veggies were fresh-like in taste and texture and the mashed potatoes were creamy. The three elements combined a comforting taste that we have often enjoyed over the years.

Shepherds pieis one of our Favourite Comfort Foods.  Tell us your favourite comfort food in the reply box below or in the comment link line below.  You can also take the Favourite Food Type poll here.


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2 Responses to “Homemade Shepherd’s Pie”

  1. Ann Says:

    Peter just doing some catch up now I’m back.
    This dish is one of my favouites. When it’s made with ground beef and veg, topped with mash and cheese it’s actually called Cumberland Pie.
    I like to add leak with the ground beef, let it simmer a few hours and then let it stand overnight to thicken…yum yum
    When you use ground lamb, or mutton it is called Shepards Pie.
    Donna you have good taste when it comes to comfort food.

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