Slow-Cooked Shepherd’s Pie
Total TimePrep: 35 min. Cook: 5-1/4 hours
I made this with ground Lamb (as Shepherds Pie should be) and because I had them, pre bought mashed potatoes from Costco. It was perfect that I could assemble this before I left for rehearsal and know that my family would have a delicious meal waiting for them when they got home. I'll definitely be making this again...maybe next time with a cauliflower mash topping!
Very good. Too much work for a crockpot, I did the oven bake option. I do not have time to put this together before I leave for work in the AM. I will definitely make this again. I had to make a couple substitutions. I used pizza sauce for the tomato sauce and a can of french onion soup for the beef broth. Will do it that way again.
I chose the baking option. I made two minor adjustments (at least minor in my mind). Instead of Yukon Gold potatoes, I used PEI potatoes and left the jackets on for the mash -- extra fiber and extra flavour. With the bake option, this recipe took about an hour from start to finish. It is delicious and my Long Suffering Spouse enjoyed it very much. I think the white wine is important -- the mushrooms absorb it and it gives them a distinct flavour. I would also recommend being sure to use fresh carrots. In the bake option, they remained toothsome. Yes, I agree it should be cottage pie rather than shepherd's pie. Good, sensible, economical healthy food!
The sauce was delicious! I substituted red wine for white, and I used lamb stock instead of beef stock. I also added onions and lots of garlic to the mashed potatoes (because that's how I like my potatoes!)My only gripe (and it was a BIG one) was that the dish ended up as one sticky morass of beefy potato mush. The beef and the potatoes ended up cooking together in the crock pot and becoming one indistinguishable mess. The result was still edible (and somewhat tasty!) but it definitely wasn't shepherd's pie.Next time I'll try the "bake" option - I bet it'll turn out well!
Shepherds pie is made with Lamb not ground beef, Cottage pie is made with beef
This recipe is SO GOOD! Next time I will skip the cheese, as I am not used to it on my shepherd's pie. Boyfriend raved about it!
Very good! I left out the wine and thyme. Tasty and easy to make. Will put it on a favorite's list. Nice family dinner.
I really enjoyed this recipe, thank you!!!
Can't go 5 stars only because I haven't actually tried it yet but it reads delicious!! Thank you for a real recipe without canned soups and veggies (shudder).