How to easily make the original shephard’s pie at home with lamb!
1 Large Onion Diced
3 Cloves of Garlic Chopped
1 Large Can (540 ml/2 Cups) Whole Kernel Corn
Canned (540 ml) or Frozen Peas and Carrots (2 Cups)
OPTIONAL Green Chilies
5 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
5 Tbsp Soy Sauce
1/2 cup Chicken Broth
2 Tbsp Butter
1 – 1 1/2 tsp Paprika
1 tsp Black Pepper
2 lbs Ground Lamb (or Chicken or Turkey)
2 TBSP Soy Sauce
5 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
1 tsp Ginger Powder
6-7 Medium Potatoes
3/4 Cup Grated Mild Cheese (of choice)
1/4 Cup Milk
1 Tbsp butter
Salt and Pepper to taste (for Potatoes only)
Optional garnish Pre Baking
In a large pot or pressure cooker place potatoes to boil
Heat 1 Tbsp of butter in a pan. Add onions and sauté for 1-2 minutes. Then add garlic and continue to cook until onions are a translucent colour, about 4 minutes
Add corn, peas, carrots, chilies, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, black pepper, paprika, butter and chicken stock and cook for 5-7 minutes on a medium heat stirring occasionally
Add ground meat to a pot on medium heat and start to break the meat into small pieces with a ladle. Add ginger powder, 1 Tbsp butter, Worcestershire and soy sauce and continue to cook for 8-10 minutes or until meat is fully cooked
Combine meat and veggie mix
In a large bowl combine all ingredients for mashed potatoes and mash until a smooth consistency is reached. Avoid using a hand blender as it will change the texture of the potatoes
Spread meat mix and mashed potatoes to baking dish. Even out potatoes using the sharp end of a fork. Poke some holes across the top to avoid any air bubbles when baking
Step 8 OPTIONAL
Top with some grated cheese to create a nice crisp top layer
Bake at 350°F and bake for 15 -18 minutes. OPTIONAL – You may broil on high for 3 minutes to create a nice brown top layer and remove from oven. Cut into slices as desired
Serve with a side of gravy and ENJOY!!!!
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