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Elk Shepherd's Pie

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"This a savory dish filled with ground elk, an array of vegetables, and delicious mashed potatoes."
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Ingredients

1 h 40 m servings 358 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings (1 9-inch pan)

Directions

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  1. Place potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and allow to steam dry for a minute or two, then mash with salt, pepper, 2 tablespoons butter, and half-and-half; set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  3. Meanwhile, stir together the elk meat, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper in a skillet over medium-high heat until crumbly and no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Spread the cooked elk meat into a 9-inch pie plate or baking dish and return the skillet to the stove over medium heat.
  4. Place the onion, parsnip, and garlic powder in the skillet, season to taste with salt and pepper, and cook until the turnip has softened, about 10 minutes. Stir in the mixed vegetables and cook an additional 5 minutes, then spread in the pie plate over the elk. Finally, spread the mashed potatoes evenly over the top, and brush the melted butter on the potatoes.
  5. Bake in preheated oven until the potatoes begin to turn golden brown, about 30 minutes. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 358 calories; 9.1 g fat; 56.6 g carbohydrates; 15 g protein; 40 mg cholesterol; 171 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Great recipe but make sure to be liberal with the salt and pepper. The recipe to add says to taste, but game meat contains no salt so don't be afraid to put extra on. I also made an herb brown...

Most helpful critical review

I did not care for this recipe. Followed exactly. seasoned exactly.

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Great recipe but make sure to be liberal with the salt and pepper. The recipe to add says to taste, but game meat contains no salt so don't be afraid to put extra on. I also made an herb brown...

Wow, this recipe is fantastic!! I'm not a meat eater, to be honest, but I made this for friends and family becaue I was given several pounds of elk from a neighbor. I made some for myself, sans ...

This is a great recipe! I made a few slight changes - instead of frozen veggies, I used fresh (asparagus, red bell pepper, broccoli and carrots). I also added minced garlic along with the garl...

my husband loves shepherds pie. I made this with ground moose. It was delicious!

This was great! I used a whole pound of elk meat and used a casserole dish. Four potatoes was still a lot to pile on top. My ten month old ate like a man and even loved the parsnip! I wasn't com...

Great recipe. Pretty much followed it with the exception that I used minced garlic instead of garlic powder. My picky daughter really likes this recipe and actually haves seconds. Big hit for...

My family loved this recipe!! I did make a couple of changes though. I used ground beef instead of the elk, I used 2 large cloves of fresh garlic in place of the garlic powder and after spreadin...

I don't really have access to ground elk, so I just used ground beef, and this was absolutely delicious. I have a daughter with celiac disease, and this recipe is also gluten free. Excellent d...

Good recipe... But technically, wouldn't this be "Hunter's Pie"? Just a thought. Shepherd's pie is lamb. You know... From the "Shepherd's" flock.