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Classic Shepherd's Pie

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Shepherd's pie is a traditional dish with a meat base and a mashed potato topping.
  Vegetables 2 Cup (32 tbs) (Chopped Carrots, Corn, Peas)
  Pepper To Taste
  Seasonings To Taste (Of Your Choice)
  Ground round beef 1 1⁄2 Pound
  Onion 1 , chopped
  Vegetables 2 Cup (32 tbs), chopped (Carrot, Corn, Peas)
  Potatoes 2 Pound (3 Big Ones)
  Butter 8 Tablespoon (1 Stick)
  Beef broth 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Worcestershire sauce 1 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste

1 Peel and quarter potatoes, boil in salted water until tender (about 20 minutes).

2 While the potatoes are cooking, melt 4 Tablespoons butter (1/2 a stick) in large frying pan.

3 Sauté onions in butter until tender over medium heat (10 mins). If you are adding vegetables, add them according to cooking time. Put any carrots in with the onions. Add corn or peas either at the end of the cooking of the onions, or after the meat has initially cooked.
4 Add ground beef and sauté until no longer pink. Add salt and pepper. Add worcesterchire sauce. Add half a cup of beef broth and cook, uncovered, over low heat for 10 minutes, adding more beef broth as necessary to keep moist.

5 Mash potatoes in bowl with remainder of butter, season to taste.

6 Place beef and onions in baking dish. Distribute mashed potatoes on top. Rough up with a fork so that there are peaks that will brown nicely. You can use the fork to make some designs in the potatoes as well.

7 Cook in 400 degree oven until bubbling and brown (about 30 minutes). Broil for last few minutes if necessary to brown.
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Recipe Summary

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Main Dish
Here is another easy, simple to make and delicious dish and its Classic Shepherd's Pie by Chef Marie. This is a pretty quick video with easy to understand instructions but without the ingredient quantity detail. Overall it shows that making a Classic Shepherd's Pie is not a difficult dish to make at home.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 863 Calories from Fat 453

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 51 g78.3%

Saturated Fat 26.2 g130.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 169.5 mg56.5%

Sodium 395.5 mg16.5%

Total Carbohydrates 65 g21.8%

Dietary Fiber 11.6 g46.3%

Sugars 3.4 g

Protein 44 g87.1%

Vitamin A 167.5% Vitamin C 105%

Calcium 8.3% Iron 18.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Classic Shepherd's Pie Recipe Video