Monday, November 27, 2017

Irish Sheppard's Beef Pie

Tip:  Read directions completely before preparing.

3 cups mashed potatoes
1 pound lean ground beef (93/7)
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tablespoons Kerrygold Softer Butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons ketchup
2 cups beef broth
2 tablespoons browning and seasoning sauce
1 teaspoon fresh minced thyme
1/4 cup peas
1/4 cup carrots, finely diced
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Crumble the ground beef into a large skillet over medium heat, cook meat until no longer pink.

Add onion, garlic, thyme, peas and carrots and cook another 3 minutes, then set aside.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. 

Over medium heat, melt the Kerrygold butter in a skillet.  Stir in the flour and cook and until light brown in color, about 5 minutes.

Let cool off a bit then gradually stir in the broth, ketchup and browning sauce until smooth.  Set over medium heat and simmer until thick.

Stir the sauce into the ground beef and transfer to a casserole dish.

Top with mashed potatoes.

Sprinkle the cheese over the potatoes.

Place dish in oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until potatoes are toasted and cheese is melted.  Enjoy!

Tip:  Truly traditional Irish Sheppard's Pie uses ground lamb instead of ground beef.

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