Homemade Shepherd Pie Recipe
The Homemade Shepherd Pie Recipe offers a unique twist on the classic dish, incorporating ground beef, an assortment of vegetables, and a creamy element achieved through the addition of cream of mushroom, chicken, or celery. This deviation from traditional recipes lends a rich and velvety texture to the pie. The dish also features a topping of mashed potatoes, adding an extra layer of comfort and heartiness.
To prepare this Shepherd Pie, you’ll need ground beef, cream of mushroom (or alternative cream soup), minced yellow onion, either minced carrot or red pepper for added color, frozen corn and peas, chopped green onion or chive for enhanced flavor, butter, shredded cheese for the topping, salt, pepper, and optional hot sauce for a kick of heat. The recipe starts by cooking the ground beef separately, setting it aside for later use.
In a frying pan, butter is melted over medium heat, and then the yellow onion and chosen vegetables (carrot or red pepper) are sautéed until tender. The mixture is further enhanced with the addition of corn, peas, green onion or chive, and the cooked ground beef. Cream of mushroom soup is incorporated to create a creamy and well-blended filling. Seasoning with salt, pepper, and optional hot sauce adds a personalized touch. If the mixture becomes too thick, a bit of broth, water, or milk can be added to achieve the desired consistency.
The filling is then spooned into a deep pie baking dish or square pan, and a layer of mashed potatoes is evenly spread on top. A generous sprinkle of shredded cheese crowns the pie, adding a delectable, golden finish. The pie is baked in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 25 minutes, or until it is heated through and the cheese is perfectly melted. For an extra crispy flavor, if available, crispy bacon can be added on top of the cheese.
This Homemade Shepherd Pie Recipe is a delightful take on a beloved classic, offering a creamy twist and a comforting blend of flavors and textures. With its easy-to-follow instructions, it’s a recipe that can be enjoyed by both experienced and novice chefs alike.
|1 lb of ground beef
|1 small can of cream of mushroom, or chicken, or celery.
|1/2 minced yellow onion
|1/2 cup of minced carrot or red pepper whatever you like for color
|1/2 cup of frozen corn
|1/2 cup of frozen pea
|1/2 cup of chopped green onion or chive will give you a good flavor
|3 tablespoon of butter
|1 cup of shredded cheese (you can use any cheese you like) topping
|Dash of salt and pepper to your taste
|1 teaspoon of hot sauce (optional)
|3 to 4 cup of mash potato (I cook fresh mash potato with some milk for flavor)
Directions to make Homemade Shepherd Pie Recipe
- Cook ground beef set aside.
- In a fry pan on medium heat melt the butter and sauté the yellow onion, carrot, or pepper, until tender then
- Add corn, pea, green onion or chive to it
- Add ground beef and cream of mushroom stir until well combined, season with salt, pepper and hot sauce turn the heat off. If the mixture is too thick you can add a bit of broth, water or milk to thin it down.
- Spoon the mixture into deep pie baking dish or square baking pan, add mash potato spread it evenly on top then sprinkle with shredded cheese. Bake in the oven at 350 for 25 minutes or until the pie is hot and cheese all melted. If you have fry bacon top it with the cheese it will give the pie crispy flavor.
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Serving Size: 2
Calories Per Serving: 1372