Experience the soul-soothing essence of a beloved classic with our delectable recipe for Deliciously Smoky Shepherd's Pie. This comforting main course is a harmonious medley of succulent minced lamb, aromatic herbs, and wholesome vegetables, all crowned with a luscious layer of creamy mashed potatoes. Prepare to immerse yourself in the heartwarming flavors of this timeless English dish that is sure to capture your family's hearts and taste buds.
Deliciously Smoky Shepherd's Pie
Experience the soul-soothing essence of a beloved classic with our delectable recipe for Deliciously Smoky Shepherd's Pie. This comforting main course is a harmonious medley of succulent minced lamb, aromatic herbs, and wholesome vegetables, all crowned with a luscious layer of creamy mashed potatoes.01 Aug 2023
- 700g potatoes
- 1/4 cup milk
- 4 tbsp butter
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 carrots, peeled and diced
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 500g minced lamb (or Ground Beef for Cottage Pie)
- 2 tsp all-purpose flour
- 3 tsp tomato paste
- 1 cup beef broth
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tsp freshly chopped or dried rosemary
- 1 tsp freshly chopped or dried thyme leaves
- 1/2 cup corn kernels
- 1/2 cup peas
In a large mixing bowl, mash the boiled potatoes, milk, butter, kosher salt, and freshly ground black pepper until smooth and creamy.
In a skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat and sauté the chopped onion, diced carrots, and minced garlic until tender and fragrant.
Add the minced lamb (or Ground Beef for Cottage Pie) to the skillet, season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, and cook until browned.
Sprinkle all-purpose flour over the lamb and vegetable mixture, stirring well to coat.
Stir in the tomato paste, beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, freshly chopped or dried rosemary, and freshly chopped or dried thyme leaves. Let the mixture simmer for a few minutes until the sauce thickens.
Add the corn kernels and peas to the filling, stirring gently to combine.
Preheat your oven to 200°C (390°F).
In a baking dish, spread the savory filling evenly and top it with the velvety mashed potatoes.
Place the Shepherd's Pie in the preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes until the top is golden and the filling is bubbling.
Remove the pie from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.
For an extra smoky kick, you can add a dash of smoked paprika or a few drops of liquid smoke to the filling. Adjust the quantity according to your preference and taste.