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Pork Shepherd's Pie Recipe

Pork Shepherd's Pie Recipe

Of all the shepherd's pie recipes I've tried through the years, this version is my favorite. Although I live alone, I enjoy cooking and baking for friends and family.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 45 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • PORK LAYER:
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1/2 cup pork gravy or 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • CABBAGE LAYER:
  • 1 medium carrot, diced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 6 cups chopped cabbage
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • POTATO LAYER:
  • 2 cups mashed potatoes
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  • 1. In a skillet over medium heat, brown pork until no longer pink. Add onion and garlic. Cook until vegetables are tender; drain. Stir in rice, gravy, salt and thyme. Spoon into a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish. In the same skillet, saute carrot and onion in butter over medium heat for 5 minutes. Stir in cabbage; cook for 1 minute. Add broth, salt and pepper; cover and cook for 10 minutes. Spoon over pork layer. Spoon or pipe mashed potatoes on top; sprinkle with cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 45 minutes or until browned. Yield: 6 servings.