RECIPE: Shepherd’s Pie

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Shepherd’s Pie (serves 6-8 people) — Recipe from Mo’s Irish Pub

  • Beef Tips, 1” Dice 2 lbs.
  • Salt & Pepper 1 tsp of each
  • Vegetable Oil 1 tablespoon
  • Yellow Onions, small dice 1 each
  • Garlic Cloves 2 each
  • All Purpose Flour 2 tablespoons
  • Beef Stock 1 quart
  • Dried Sage ¼ tsp
  • Dried Thyme ½ tsp
  • Chopped Fresh Parsley ¼ cup
  • Carrots, small dice 8 oz.
  • Leeks, small dice 8 oz.
  • Frozen Peas 4 oz.

Mashed Potatoes

  • Idaho Potatoes 2 lbs.
  • Butter 4 oz.
  • Milk 4 oz.
  • Salt & Pepper To Taste

Mashed Potato Cooking

  1. Rinse Potatoes and place in a medium stock pot
  2. Add Water to cover the potatoes. Boil until fork tender
  3. Drain Potatoes and place back in the stock pot.
  4. Add butter, milk, salt & pepper (cheese if desired)
  5. Mix with hand mixer to desired consistency

Shepherd’s Pie Cooking

  1. Season the beef tips with Salt & Pepper and sear until golden brown
  2. Place Beef tips in a Crock Pot, reserve the oil.
  3. Add the onions and garlic to the sauté pan and cook until tender.
  4. Sprinkle Flour over the onions and stir until thoroughly mixed.
  5. Add this mixture to the Crock Pot
  6. Add Water, Beef Base, Seasonings, and Vegetables to the crock pot and whisk until fully incorporated.
  7. Cover and cook on Low for 3 hours
  8. While the stew is cooking you can start the mashed potatoes.

Finishing Touches

Option 1: Using a spatula or piping bag gently place the Mashed Potatoes on top of the stew. Garnish with Cheese and Parsley and serve.

Option 2: You can place the stew in a casserole dish and then top with Mashed Potatoes. Place in the oven on broil setting and cook until the potatoes start to brown. Garnish with Cheese and Parsley.