- Irish Shepherd's Pie
- We have been delving into our Celtic roots and trying some
of Scotland and Ireland's dishes. This is a traditional recipe
that we've tweaked just a little to our own taste.
Preparation Time: About 1 to 1½ hours
- Serves: 6
- 1lbs of minced beef
- 1 large chopped onion
- ½ c. chopped carrots
- 6 medium potatoes
- 1 c. of beef stock
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1 tblspn butter
- 1 tablespoon of plain flour
- 1 tablespoon of tomato puree
- 1 teaspoon of thyme
- 1 tablespoon of chopped parsley
- Salt and pepper
- Peel and cut potatoes into cubes. Set aside in a large sauce
pan covered in warm water.
- In a large deep dish skillet, warm olive oil with medium
- Add onion and saute until tender, about 5 minutes.
- Add the chopped carrots and continue frying for an additional
- Remove the vegetables from the skillet in a medium dish and
- In the same skillet, cook the beef until brown. Drain and
return to the skillet.
- Gradually stir in flour and mix well with beef.
- Add beef broth and mix well.
- Add the tomato puree, thyme and parsley, and mix well.
- Allow mixture to cook for 30 minutes. Stirring frequently.
- Boil potatoes while beef is simmering. Cook for about 25
minutes until tender.
- Pre-heat oven to 350° F
- Remove potatoes and drain. In a medium mixing bowl, mash
potatoes and add butter, salt and pepper.
- When the meat is ready put it into a baking dish and spread
the mashed potato on top.
- Bake for 25 minutes until the potatoes are golden and crispy
- You may like to add sauteed mushrooms to the onion and carrot
- You may like to cook 2 cups of cut green beans and mix into
the beef mixture before placing into the baking dish.
- After cooking, you can top the potatoes with a sprinkle of
paprika for decoration.