Royal Shepherd’s Pie Recipe
1 Lb Ground Beef
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 Small Bunch of Green Onions, Finely Chopped
3-4 Cloves Of Garlic, Finely Minced
2 Medium Carrots, Finely Diced
1 Stalk Of Celery, Finely Diced
3/4 Cup Of Frozen Peas
1 Tsp Dried Herb d Provence Seasoning
1 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
1 Can Cream of Mushroom Soup
A Handful Of Fresh Parsley, Finely Chopped
3-4 Medium Potatoes, Skinned & Boiled.
4 Tbsp Butter
2/3 Cup Of Cream
Salt Pepper To Taste.
1 Egg (for Egg Wash)
– Heat some olive oil in a deep pan.
– Toss in the finely diced onion and saute till it turns soft and translucent.
– Add the finely chopped garlic and saute it with the onions for a couple minutes.
– Then add the diced carrots, celery and frozen green peas to the pan and mix together.
– Add the ground beef, spread it well and let it brown on medium-high heat along with all the veggies.
– Once the meat is browned season the meat well with salt, pepper, the Herb d Provence and Worcestershire sauce. Stir well.
– Then pour in a cup of mushroom soup, mix well and bring to a boil. Then put a lid on, lower the heat and let the sauce simmer for 10 minutes.
DIRECTONS: Prepare the mashed potatoes. Just before you turn off the heat, stir in some freshly chopped parsley.
– Peel, cut and boil the potatoes in well salted water. Then drain them and toss them in a mixing bowl.
– Add the butter, cream and garlic powder to them while still hot and mash them with a potato masher. Season it with salt and pepper according to your taste.
– To assemble the dish, spoon the ground beef mix in the bottom of a casserole dish, or small oven proof individual serving dishes.
– You can then spoon or pipe (to make it a little fancier) the mashed potatoes over the top. If you spoon it, flatten it a little over the top and with a fork make some lines on top. the ridges are what will brown and form a nice crust.
– Lightly brush a little egg wash (an egg beaten with a teaspoon of water) on the ridges of the mashed potatoes. Pop it into the oven at 400F for around 10-15 minutes. Then stick them under the broiler for another few minutes (4-5) until the mashed potato topping forms a nice golden brown crust.
– Garnish with a sprig of fresh parsley.