- Long-handled spoon
- Measuring cups
- Measuring Spoons
- Cast Iron Dutch oven, ramekins, casserole dish, or other ovenproof baking dishes
- Large plastic zipper bags or pastry bag
- Vegetable peeler
- Sharp Chopping knife
- Oven mitts
- Potato Masher
- Mixing Bowl
- Apron to protect your clothes
- Trivet to set the dish on
- Cup or mug
- Spoon or whisk
Shepherd’s Pie Recipe
3 Smallish Organic Potatoes Diced
13 Organic Mini Carrots
6 Cups Organic Broth (or enough to cover veggies to simmer)
6 Baby Bella Mushrooms sauteed until tender
1 Medium Sweet Onion diced and sauteed until tender then added to a stockpot.
2 Stalks of Organic celery chopped and Sauteed until tender then added to a stockpot.
1 Teaspoon Celtic Sea Salt or Himalayan pink salt
1 Shake Mrs. Dash Lemon Pepper
1/2 Teaspoon Onion Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Dried Sage
2 Bay Leaves (Don’t forget to remove them before serving)
1/2 Cup Organic Unbleached White Flour
1/2 Cup Organic Milk
3-4 large baking potatoes (for Mashed Potatoes)
Butter to taste
Cream or milk
Celtic Sea Salt
Spanish Paprika (Optional)
- 1 pound of ground (minced) lamb (you can use any meat you want to if you don't have lamb). We used left over roasted chicken, ground beef, ground turkey, etc.
- 1 Package Frozen Peas
- 3 Small Potatoes Diced
- 13 mini Carrots
- 6 Cups Organic Broth (or enough to cover veggies to simmer) See our recipe for broth below.
- 6 Baby Bella Mushrooms sauteed until tender
- 1 Medium Sweet Onion diced and sauteed until tender then added to a stock pot.
- 2 Stalks of celery chopped and sauteed until tender then added to a stock pot.
- 1 Teaspoon Celtic or Himalayan Pink Salt
- 1 Shake Mrs. Dash Lemon Pepper
- 1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1/2 Teaspoon Onion Powder
- 1/2 Teaspoon Dried Sage
- 2 Bay Leaves
- For The Roux (thickener for the stew portion)
- 1/2 Cup Unbleached White Flour
- 1/2 Cup Milk
- For the Mashed Potatoes
- 3-4 large baking potatoes (for Mashed Potatoes)
- Butter to taste
- Cream or milk
- Celtic Sea Salt
- Spanish Paprika (Optional)
If you are using leftovers, you won't have to do this step but if you are starting from scratch, then these directions will be for you. Simmer your vegetables in a stockpot. You can make this with peas, diced potatoes, carrots, bone broth or chicken broth, and add your seasonings. Simmer together until vegetables are done and is easily pierced with a fork.
Brown your meat or pull the meat off of your chicken, dice your roast or whatever you are using, and prepare it for the shepherd's pie. Put it in the pot with the vegetables to keep it warm.
If you do not have leftover mashed potatoes... Boil your potatoes and make mashed potatoes (my sister always makes these because she makes killer mashed potatoes, the only problem is she as we put it "Takes her own Route" with it and doesn't measure. I will try to pin her down soon and make her measure everything she puts in it.) Check below for her ranch potatoes recipe.
Make the roux (or thickener) We simply spooned half of a mug of organic flour (again, use what you have) in and added our milk to the top. Stir to get rid of clumps and make it all wet and then we add it to stew. Make sure that you stir well you pour in and as it thickens.
When it is nice and thick, then you will go ahead and grab the meat and vegetables. Add your stew mixture to the ramekins or oven-safe bowls, cast iron pot or Dutch oven, or even casserole dish. Try to make sure not to drip on the side of your ramekins or oven-safe bowls.
You can spoon the mashed potatoes right on the top of the filling or we like to let the mashed potatoes cool slightly and place them in a gallon zipper bag. Then we cut the tip off of one of the bottom corners of the zipper bags and with the zipper closed we pipe the potatoes in a circle around and around until the entire top of the ramekin until it is covered with potatoes. It looks sort of like a little rose but if you don't want to do that you can always just spoon it on top. We just find with the smaller ramekin it keeps it from overflowing down the outside of the dish.
We like to sprinkle paprika over the top of the mashed potatoes to give it a beautiful color. This is optional.
Bake at 350 until mashed potatoes are golden. Serve Hot.
Before you go, Check out these other recipes:
- Ranch Style Mashed Potatoes
- Creamy Pumpkin Chicken Casserole
- Chili Relleno Casserole
- Apple Butternut Squash Casserole
- Taco Casserole
- Irish Apple Cake
- Scottish Shortbread
- Corned Beef & Cabbage
- Delicious Thick Crust Pizza Dough