Easy Shepherd’s Pie


 

Easy Shepherd’s Pie


This Easy Sheperd's Pie formula has a heavenly ground meat loading up with sauce and frozen vegetables. Set it up on the Stove Top in under 30 minutes, then, at that point, cook for 5. This is an ideal alternate way supper for occupied weeknights and an incredible method for spending extra pureed potatoes.


Ingredients

1 Tablespoon olive oil

¾ cup yellow onion, finely diced

1 rib celery, finely diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 lb. ground beef, I used 85% lean

2 Tablespoons flour

1 Tablespoon tomato paste

½ teaspoon dried thyme

½ cup chicken broth

1 cup brown gravy

Salt/Pepper

1 cup frozen mixed vegetables

3 cups mashed potatoes


Instructions

Prepare the Potatoes.

  1. My homemade mashed potato recipe is perfect for this recipe, you’ll make a half batch to end up with 3 cups. While the potatoes boil, prepare the filling.

Prepare the Filling

  1. Preheat oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add the diced onions and celery. Saute for 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  2. Increase heat to high. Add the ground beef. Cook and crumbled until cooked through. Drain all excess grease.
  3. Reduce heat to medium-high. Sprinkle in the flour and toss to coat. Add the Tomato Paste and thyme. Cook for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Deglaze the pan with the Chicken broth. Use a silicone spatula to scrape up any brown bits from the pan, this adds flavor to the filling.
  5. Add HALF of the brown gravy. Stir in the vegetables until heated through.
  6. Season with salt/pepper and add more gravy if desired. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed. Remove from heat.

Assemble

  1. Transfer to a lightly greased 9-inch pie pan or 7 x 11 casserole dish. Carefully spread warm mashed potatoes on top.
  2. Use a fork to “rake” lines into the mashed potatoes.


Broil

  1. Set the oven rack about 5 inches away from the broiler. Set to a high broil, 550 degrees.
  2. Broil for about 5 minutes watch it after 2 minutes, it will go from perfectly browned to burned quickly.
  3. Remove from heat and serve.


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