Shepherd's Pie Recipe | How to Make Perfect Shepherd's Pie

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Shepherd’s pie – perfect comfort food for cold winter days. Follw this recipe to learn how to make perfect shepherd’s pie.

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For the meat mixture:
2 pounds (1kg) ground lamb
1 large onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, crushed
3 tbsp olive oil
4 tbsp (30) flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 black pepper
1 tsp rosemary
1 tsp thyme
1 tbsp tomato paste
2 cups beef broth
7oz (200g) carrots
7oz (200g) peas (fresh or frozen)
For the puree:
3.5 pounds (1.5kg) potatoes
1 tbsp butter
1/2 cup (120ml) milk
1/4 cup (25g) cheddar cheese
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 black pepper
egg yolk

1. Peel the potatoes and cut into 4. Place in a medium pot and cover with cold water. Set over high heat, add a teaspoon of salt, cover and bring to a boil. cook until tender.
2. While the potatoes are cooking, heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté 2-3 minutes, add crushed garlic and chopped carrots, sauté until the carrots are tender, about 5-7 minutes.
3. Add the ground lamb, Cook until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Season with salt, pepper, chopped rosemary and thyme. Add tomato paste, flour and stir.
4. Add beef broth and frozen peas. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat to low and cook, stirring occasionally, until sauce thickens.
5. When the potatoes are done cooking transfer them to a bowl. Add butter, milk, egg yolk, salt and pepper. mash the potatoes until smooth.
6. Preheat oven to 400F (200C).
7. Layer the meat mixture in a 13″X8.5″ (33X22cm) ovenproof dish. Spread the puree over the meat mixture.
8. Bake 20-25 minutes. or until mashed potato is golden brown.

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Maria Rivera says:

I learned to make something similar in high school. It was called hamburger pie.😁

Rosana says:

Thank you soo much for the recipe and guide! I’ve made this a few times, with your help, and they are always a winner with my family. Thank you!

Ken Fletcher says:

crashed garlic? beef broth – certainly not!

Fanis Deligiannis says:

Where is the jam?

Barbara Bourne says:

Okay I just made this, my potatoes didn’t brown and it is soupy. Wha did do wrong?

Terry Giles says:

Love your video! I am sooo sick of people talking in videos that I could almost scream!!!! Thank you!!!

Marsha Steeds says:

Just had this for supper. My husband and I loved it. Excellent!

jannat cooking vlog says:

Thanks for sharing yummy recipe

Tatty Kartika says:

Thanks 4 the recipes.I loove it.helps me easy to make

Lourdes de Sousa says:

Uma delicia!

Kaye Munro says:

Always used ground up left-over roast beef along with potatoes, onions and carrots. It's the best! But the cost of roast beef these days is prohibitive!

Sammy Wordy says:

Thank you, it was amazing 👍🏻👨‍🍳

Rick From the Cape says:

Great recipe but this video is about 3 minutes longer than it had to be

Agent Y says:

Hi just wanted to ask why u add flour wud love to make this 😋

zareen remendies says:

like 63k 👍👍👍Perfect to cook

Halla Nagar says:

Excellent Video … Absolutely LOVED watching it ❤️👏❤️👏❤️👏❤️👏❤️👏❤️👏❤️

Riculf Riculfson says:

I was just happy to see a Shepherd's Pie being made with lamb and not beef 😅

AJ Rosales says:

Why am I here? Because of Villanelle.

StarlightnDust says:

Mmmmmm….my favourite!

Andrew D says:

Quick to the point. Many would stretch this into a 20 min vid.

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