Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Shepherds Pie...Recipe

1 lb ground organic beef /chicken(you may need to add butter if using a leaner meat)
1 medium organic onion, chopped 
1 clove organic garlic, finely minced
1 tsp organic thyme, fresh or dried
3 tbs organic ketchup
about 1 tbs organic flour
1 lb bag frozen organic mixed veggies or whatever frozen veggies you have on hand
1/2 cup organic beef or chicken broth 
salt and pepper
1/2 cup organic parmesan 
organic mashed potatoes 
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Sauté ground meat in a skillet until cooked through. Break up meat as much as you can, making sure there are no big chunks
2. Add onions and garlic and cook until translucent. (Here’s where you may need to add a little fat if you’re using a super lean meat.)
3. Add thyme, ketchup, flour, frozen veggies (straight from the freezer), and up to a 1/2 cup of broth or water. Cook until liquid thickens and pulls all the ingredients together. If everyone takes salt and pepper, season now (otherwise wait until you serve so you can skip for the little ones).
4. Put the meat & veg mixture in a baking dish and top with mashed potatoes. Top with grated cheese and some black pepper. Bake until cheese is melted and mashed potatoes start to brown.
Adjustments for using already cooked meat
  • Sauté onion and garlic in 2 tbs of butter as your first step
  • While the onions and garlic cook, mince leftover meat (use the food processor)
  • Add meat to onions and garlic—you may need to add some fat and/or broth if your meat is lean
    Resume at step 3 above

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