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Old Fashioned Shepherd’s Pie

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The weather is finally showing signs of Fall and I am here for it!  When the evenings get darker earlier, it’s time to get cozy and this one-pan meal checks all the cozy boxes! Although it doesn’t take long to whip up (maybe 20 minutes of hands-on time?), there are a few steps, so go ahead and make a double batch to pop one in the freezer for later.  Your future self will thank you!

Here’s what you’ll need:

2 lb ground beef

1 cup chopped onion

1 cup chopped celery

1 cup sliced carrots

1 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper

3 tablespoons tomato paste

3 tablespoons Worcestershire

2 cups beef or chicken broth

3 cups mashed potatoes

Here’s what you’ll do:

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add carrots, onions, and celery. Cook and stir for about 5 minutes, until veggies have softened.

Add ground beef to the skillet. Break up beef and cook until browned.

Stir in tomato paste, Worcestershire, and broth. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for about 10 minutes, until most of the liquid is evaporated. Taste and season with salt and pepper if desired.

Pour meat mixture into a casserole or pie dish and spread mashed potatoes over top.  Bake in a 375-degree oven for 20 minutes.  

For the last 5 minutes of baking time, spread some ghee or butter on top of the mash and switch the oven to broil.  Broil for 2-3 minutes, until the top is golden brown.

Old Fashioned Shepherd’s Pie

Cook Time 35 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 3 tbsp Worcestershire
  • 2 cups beef or chicken broth
  • 3 cups mashed potatoes

Instructions
 

  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add carrots, onions, and celery. Cook and stir for about 5 minutes, until veggies have softened.
  • Add ground beef to the skillet. Break up beef and cook until browned.
  • Stir in tomato paste, Worcestershire, and broth. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat to medium low and simmer for about 10 minutes, until most of the liquid is evaporated. Taste and season with salt and pepper if desired.
  • Pour meat mixture into a casserole or pie dish and spread mashed potatoes over top.  Bake in 375 degree oven for 20 minutes.  
  • For the last 5 minutes of baking time, spread some ghee or butter on top of the mash and switch the oven to broil.  Broil for 2-3 minutes, until top is golden brown.

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