Best Classic Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

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2 tbsp olive oil
1 cup Yellow onion chopped
1 lb Lean ground beef
2 tsp dried parsley
1 tsp dried rosemary
1 tsp dried thyme
½ tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
Garlic cloves minced
2 tbsp All purpose flour
2 tbsp tomato paste
1 cup Beef broth
1 cup Frozen mixed peas & carrots
½ cup Frozen corn
1½ lbs russet potatoes cut to 1 inch cubes
½ cup unsalted butter
⅓ cup Half & half cream
½ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
¼ cup Parmesan cheese
  • Step 1/15

    Make the meat filling

  • Step 2/15

    Add the oil to a large skillet and place it over medium-high heat for 2 minutes. Add the onions. Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally

  • Step 3/15

    Add the ground beef (or ground lamb) to the skillet and break it apart with a wooden spoon. Add the parsley, rosemary, thyme, salt, and and pepper. Stir well. Cook for 6-8 minutes, until the meat is browned, stirring occasionally.

  • Step 4/15

    Add the Worcestershire sauce and garlic. Stir to combine. Cook for 1 minute.

  • Step 5/15

    Add the flour and tomato paste. Stir until well incorporated and no clumps of tomato paste remain.

  • Step 6/15

    Add the broth, frozen peas and carrots, and frozen corn. Bring the liquid to a boil then reduce to simmer. Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • Step 7/15

    Set the meat mixture aside. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  • Step 8/15

    Make the potato topping

  • Step 9/15

    Place the potatoes in a large pot. Cover the potatoes with water. Bring the water to a boil. Reduce to a simmer. Cook until potatoes are fork tender, 10-15 minutes.

  • Step 10/15

    Drain the potatoes in a colander. Return the potatoes to the hot pot. Let the potatoes rest in the hot pot for 1 minute to evaporate any remaining liquid.

  • Step 11/15

    Add butter, half & half, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Mash the potatoes and stir until all the ingredients are mixed together.

  • Step 12/15

    Add the parmesan cheese to the potatoes. Stir until well combined.

  • Step 13/15

    Assemble the casserole.

  • Step 14/15

    Pour the meat mixture into a 9x9 (or 7x11) inch baking dish. Spread it out into an even layer. Spoon the mashed potatoes on top of the meat. Carefully spread into an even layer.

  • Step 15/15

    If the baking dish looks very full, place it on a rimmed baking sheet so that the filling doesn’t bubble over into your oven. Bake uncovered for 25-30 minutes.** Cool for 15 minutes before serving.

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