Homemade Shepards Pie

Shepards Pie

If you are looking for a traditional comfort food you have come to the right recipe. I consider Shepard’s Pie to be one of the best comfort foods. It’s super easy to make as well. Which is always a eye catcher for everyone. Did you know that Shepard’s Pie is also called Cottage Pie? I never knew this until just a little while ago. Although this is called a pie it is not like any other pie.  The crust is made of mashed potatoes. How easy is that? According to Wikipedia this term cottage pie was introduced in the late 1700’s when most people could only afford potatoes to eat. Because of this they ate lots of potatoes. I have heard that originally a Shepard’s pie was made with mutton. Lamb can be expensive these days, so ground hamburger does the job.

 4 extra large potatoes, peeled & cut into chunks

3 large garlic cloves

1 pound of ground hamburger

2 T of flour

1 cup of frozen peas

1 cup of canned corn

1/2 cup of diced carrots

1/2 onion, chopped

3/4 cup of beef broth

2 T of ketchup

3/4 cup of sour cream

1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese

Cook your potatoes and garlic cloves in boiling water for about 20-25 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Meanwhile brown the hamburger. Once the hamburger is browned add the carrots and onions into the meat. Cook until the carrots are tender. Then add flour to the hamburger, and let cook for about 1 minute. Next add the broth, ketchup and other veggies. Simmer on low heat until the mash potatoes are done.

Prepare the potatoes by adding 1/4 cup of shredded cheese and 3/4 cup of sour cream. Also add salt & pepper for taste. Mash them with a potato masher until smooth.

Take a 8 inch baking dish and spoon the hamburger mix into the bottom of it. Then top with the potatoes. Bake at 375 degrees for 18 minutes. With 5 minutes left on the clock top with the rest of the shredded cheese. Enjoy!!