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Shepherds Pie

Author Becky's Mindful Kitchen

Ingredients

  • This recipe is meant to help use up leftovers or clean out the produce drawer- exact amounts don't matter which is why it is a perfect "throw together" dinner.

For potato topping

  • Leftover mashed potatoes or a few pounds boiled potatoes
  • A few spoonfuls of sour cream ideally Kalona Supernatural or similar brand of grass fed sour cream
  • 1 or 2 egg yolks beaten
  • 1/2-1 cup cream/half &half/whole milk/ broth/coconut cream
  • salt and pepper

Filling

  • chopped veggies: carrots onions, corn, peas, green beans, celery...
  • meat turkey, ground beef, chicken, ham
  • paprika
  • garlic powder
  • thyme
  • sage
  • salt and pepper

Gravy

  • a few T grass fed butter
  • equal amount flour
  • 1- 1 1/2 T Worcestershire just pour some in, exact amount doesn't matter
  • 1-2 cups chicken vegetable or beef broth, preferably homemade stock.
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

For mashed potato topping

  1. boil potatoes until a fork can easily slide into it, drain and mash together with cream, sour cream, salt and pepper to taste and egg yolks

Filling

  1. Saute in butter onions, carrots and other raw vegetables in a large cast iron pan. Add in herbs and spices and any frozen or cooked vegetables. If meat is not already cooked, cook first and add to the vegetables.
  2. In a small pan heat the butter until melted and whisk in flour. Slowly add in broth and worcestershire sauce. Add to vegetables and meat and adjust flavors to taste. I sometimes add in some red pepper or cayenne for some spice. Spoon potatoes on top and broil in the oven until golden brown.