Shepherd's Pie
 
 
The fresh herbs in this classic comfort food recipe make it sing...Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme; Remember me to one who lives there, she once was a true love of mine.
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Recipe type: Entree
Ingredients
  • 1 Tbl. canola oil
  • 1 Large onion, diced
  • 1 cup carrot, diced
  • 1 Tbl. flour
  • 1 lb. ground beef or lamb
  • 1 Tbl. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 garlic clove finely grated
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 Tbl. tomato paste
  • 2 Tbl. red wine (if you have an open bottle)
  • 1 tsp. fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp. fresh sage
  • 1 tsp. fresh rosemary
  • 1 tsp. fresh thyme
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 2 lbs. potatoes (or cauliflower for a low-carb alternative)
  • 4 Tbl. butter
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ tsp. fresh sage minced
  • salt & pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large skillet saute onion & carrot until just tender, then dust with flour and continue cooking for 1 minute.
  3. Remove and set aside.
  4. Brown meat, drain fat, then add garlic, broth, tomato paste, Worcestershire, and herbs and simmer until sauce begins to thicken.
  5. Return onion and carrot and continue cooking uncovered until sauce has reduced and mixture is thick and lovely, about 5-7 minutes.
  6. Add salt & pepper to taste.
  7. Finish with peas and remove from heat.
  8. Pour mixture in 1½ qt. casserole.
  9. Boil potatoes until tender, drain, then add butter, milk, ½ tsp. fresh sage, salt & pepper to make mashed.
  10. Top meat/vegetable mixture with potatoes.
  11. Dot with butter.
  12. Bake until golden 30 - 35 minutes.
  13. Finish under broiler for nice brown peaks.
  14. Let stand for at least 5 minutes before serving.
Notes
If you're looking for a low-carb option, use cauliflower mash instead of mashed potatoes.
Recipe by Lemony Thyme at http://www.lemonythyme.com/shepherds-pie/