Chef John's Shepherd's Pie

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Shepherd's Pie recipes are traditionally done with lamb, but are great with any ground meat--turkey and beef being the most popular modern versions. Give this great casserole a try, and watch everyone flock to the table.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cubed

  • 3 cloves garlic, halved

  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • 2 tablespoons flour

  • ¾ cup beef broth

  • 3 tablespoons ketchup

  • 4 cups frozen mixed vegetables

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

  • ½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese, divided

  • ¾ cup light sour cream

  • 1 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. Place cubed potatoes and garlic in a large pot with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes.

  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  3. Brown ground beef over medium heat in a skillet. Stir in flour, mixing with beef drippings.

  4. Add beef broth, ketchup and vegetables. Stir to combine. Cook for 5 minutes, until thick.

  5. Transfer beef mixture into an oven-proof casserole dish.

  6. Drain potatoes and smash them a little bit before adding 1/4 cup of grated cheese and sour cream. Mash together until smooth.

  7. Spoon potatoes onto the middle of the meat mixture. With a fork, spread potatoes from the center to the edges to form the top layer.

  8. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup of grated cheese.

  9. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until cheese is melted and golden. Let cool 15 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

311 Calories
17g Fat
24g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 311
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 59mg 20%
Sodium 546mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 6mg 32%
Calcium 96mg 7%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 327mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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