Shepherd Pie

Shepherd Pie

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 382.0
  • Total Fat: 18.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 119.8 mg
  • Sodium: 1,170.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 16.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.3 g
  • Protein: 38.0 g

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Introduction

Many cooks use ground beef in shepherd pie. You should actually use lamb; when cooked with beef it would be called cottage pie. Some who use lamb will use ground lamb. When I do it, I prefer to slow roast a trimmed, boneless leg until it is fall apart tender then shred it. I have also cut up the leg and stewed it with the veggies.

In this recipe, I have left out all but the salt and pepper. If you want to add other spices, go for it. That is up to your taste. Besides, it is a dish from the British Isles and so can be served quite plain.
Many cooks use ground beef in shepherd pie. You should actually use lamb; when cooked with beef it would be called cottage pie. Some who use lamb will use ground lamb. When I do it, I prefer to slow roast a trimmed, boneless leg until it is fall apart tender then shred it. I have also cut up the leg and stewed it with the veggies.

In this recipe, I have left out all but the salt and pepper. If you want to add other spices, go for it. That is up to your taste. Besides, it is a dish from the British Isles and so can be served quite plain.

Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    14 oz. Lamb, boneless leg, trimmed to 1/4" or less fat, cooked, and shredded
    1 cup Green Beans, cooked or canned
    1 cup Carrots, cooked or canned, slices
    1/2 cup Gravy from cooked lamb or brown gravy
    1 tsp Salt
    1/2 tsp Pepper, black
    1 cup Mashed Potatoes
    1 cup Cheddar Cheese, shredded

Tips

If you don't like lamb or if you feel that a good leg of lamb should not be turned into a stew, by all means use stew beef or lamb or ground beef or lamb.


Directions

Since everything here is cooked ahead, place the meat, vegetables and gravy and salt and pepper in a pan and bring to a simmer. Spoon out into a large pie plate or individual pie dishes. Cover with mashed potatoes and cheese. Put into oven set at 350F until heated through, about 30 minutes.

Serving Size: makes 4 servings.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user TIMOTHYNOHE.

Member Ratings For This Recipe


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Quick and easy to put together. A great way to use leftover lamb and whatever veggies you have on hand. Big hit with DH. - 9/3/12


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    Very Good
    Very Good - 7/28/18


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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    tasty - 4/21/18