Shepherds pie is one of my favourites. But in a busy household, it rarely gets made. It’s talked about often; something that should be made. But isn’t. So when I saw Epicure selling a seasoning package – I thought I would try.
While it did take time (About 45 minutes) – not as long as if I made it from scratch!
first I put the seasoning pack into 1 1/4 cup water; set aside.
While the package recommends microwaving potatoes, I diced mine up and boiled them for 15 minutes.
While they were cooking I browned 1 lb of lean ground beef. I stirred in the reserved seasoning mixture, brought to a boil, reduced heat and simmered for 2 minutes.
Then I added in frozen corn.
While that was heating, I mashed the potatoes.
I stirred in 1/2 cup of milk with 1/4 cup of butter, while mashing the potatoes.
While the package said to just top meat mixture with potatoes and serve, I was going to make “Traditional” shepherds pie
I pulled out my casserole dish. Filled it with the meat mixture and topped with the mashed potatoes. Put in a preheated oven at 350. I then set it to broil to crisp up the potatoes.
Served hot to the family it was a hit