Shepherd’s Pie = Comfort food with a capital “C”!
I have always seen recipes for Shepherd’s Pie, but have never made one. Meat and potatoes, hmmmm… cold weather prompted me to try this. I used a recipe from Food Network that sounded delicious, I made a few changes, I didn’t have mushrooms, so I omitted. I didn’t use as much oil/butter as it called for, and it wasn’t missed. Finally, I upped the amount of beef broth and changed the order of how I prepared this, based on comments that I had read. One detail I left out, is that when you spread the mashed potatoes, you can make fork marks that give ridges that will end up browning nicely. In the images above, I added parmesan to one half in case Fred didn’t like… Next time, Parmesan on both sides, without a doubt. It also made it brown, and I would probably leave it until it browned a wee bit more, although it was absolutely done and so delicious!
UPDATE: THERE IS NOW AN IMAGE, ha ha… I remembered to take a photo this time. Chilly weather is THE PERFECT TIME to make this dish. It warms your very soul!
We were so anxious to try this that I forgot to take a photo of it plated 😳 – wasn’t the first time that happened and I’m sure it won’t be the last. Might have to try to make this again soon to update the images! Corrected 🙂
Are you wondering what to do with the leftover tomato paste? I have a solution! Read HERE!
Enjoy, and I’ll catch you back here tomorrow!