Monday, October 19, 2009

Shepherd's Pie

Make this and your family will love you.....I promise! Seasoned ground beef with peas and carrots with a topping of Yukon Gold mashed potatoes. What more can I say. This is a one dish meal that pleases everyone.

The recipe comes from Food Network chef Danny Boome.

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Now, back to my Shepherd's Pie.

Look what's underneath that mountain of potatoes.....peek-a-boo, I see you!

Who wants a bite?


Mom's Cooking Club Lesson: Per Wikipedia, the term Shepherd's Pie, also called Cottage Pie, dates back to the 1870's. Early cookbooks show that Shepherd's Pie was made using leftover roasted meat with a bottom and top crust of mashed potatoes. With a recipe dating that far back, you know it's going to be a great comfort meal.


Barbara Bakes said...

I have never made shepherd's pie. I have a mashed potato lover who I think would love this! Thanks!

Mel @ said...

Wow, how absolutely gorgeous. I especially love how comforting this looks.
Your photos are stunning too :) Just added you to my feed. Hope to chat soon!

Aggie said...

This looks so comforting Jamie...I could really chow down on some of your shepherd's pie! You should make this for us next time we get together!! Looks so delicious!

Delectable Dining said...

I'm a new visitor and just had to say 'Hi!'... I love the idea of including a lesson at the end of your posts. Now I have to go back and look at all the great ones I have missed! :)

Bellini Valli said...

This is definitely one of my favourite comfort foods.

Anonymous said...

I'm a huge fan of Shepherd's Pie -- anything topped with mashed potatoes makes my family happy -- AND I'm a huge fan of Vicky & Jen (their podcast is terrific). I've been a guest on their show a few times, and they are pros all the way!

HoneyB said...

Jamie, this looks wonderful. Grumpy loves Shepherds pie and I have only made it once. Your recipe looks much better than the one I have made - so yours is getting bookmarked and I am going to make it soon!

Christy said...

Shepherd's Pie is one of my favorite comfort foods but one that I haven't made in quite a long time. You've inspired me to include it on our menu soon.

You have a fantastic blog. I look forward to coming back and browsing around again.

Helene said...

Love making and eating Shepherd's pie. You made a delicious one.

Anonymous said...

I tried this, Jamie. AND I didn't mess it up...yay! I love shepard's pie and it was great! Thanks!...Amanda :)

Mariah said...

i love shepherds pie i am so lucky im your daughter and get to taste your yummy foods you make for the family expecially your shepherds favorite part of the day is dinner because you make so many good foods like shepherds pie!!!!

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