Darlings, I’ve just returned from a whirlwind culinary escapade in the heart of Britain, and I simply must share the most divine discovery with you all! Picture this: a cozy countryside pub, crackling fire, and a dish that embodies the very essence of British comfort food. Ladies and gents, allow me to introduce you to the Shepherds Summit Pie – a scrumptious meal that warmed my soul and left me craving more!
So gather your nearest and dearest, because we’re about to embark on a family-friendly Shepherds Pie dinner for six! This savory ground beef and vegetable pie is crowned with creamy mashed potatoes and baked until it’s golden perfection. But do take note, my lovelies – this recipe does contain gluten and dairy, so please be mindful of any dietary restrictions or health conditions.
Now let’s talk ingredients! The magic of our Shepherds Summit Pie lies in its simple yet oh-so-flavorful components. We’ll start with 1 lb of ground beef for that rich base we all adore. Next up: 2 cups of mashed potatoes for that dreamy topping. And let’s not forget our colorful medley of veggies – 1 cup each of diced carrots, peas, and corn. To tie it all together, we have 1 medium chopped onion, 2 cloves minced garlic, 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, 2 cups beef broth, 2 tbsp tomato paste, 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce, 1 tsp dried rosemary & thyme each along with salt & pepper to taste. These ingredients create an irresistible symphony in our British Shepherds Pie.
Ready to cook? Preheat your oven to a toasty 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). While it warms up like a hug from your favorite auntie, peel and dice those carrots using your trusty vegetable peeler and chef’s knife on the cutting board. Chop the onion and mince the garlic too.
In a large skillet over medium heat (like a warm embrace), cook the ground beef until browned (about 5-7 minutes), breaking it up with a wooden spoon as you go along. Drain any excess fat before adding your chopped onion and minced garlic; cook until softened (about 2-3 minutes). Stir in those vibrant diced carrots, peas, and corn; cook until tender (another 3-4 minutes).
Time for some flour power! Sprinkle all-purpose flour over the mixture in the skillet before gradually pouring in beef broth while stirring constantly to avoid lumps. Add tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce & dried herbs along with salt & pepper; stir well to combine all ingredients.
Let it simmer for about five minutes until sauce thickens slightly before transferring meat mixture into a baking dish (9×13-inch) using your wooden spoon to spread it out evenly.
Now for those heavenly mashed potatoes! In another mixing bowl combine them with additional salt & pepper if desired; mix well using potato masher or fork until smooth.
Spread mashed potatoes evenly over meat mixture in baking dish using wooden spoon or spatula then bake for about twenty-five minutes or until potatoes are golden brown like sun-kissed cheeks!
Remove from oven & let stand at least five minutes before serving up this deliciously easy Shepherd’s Pie Recipe! Enjoy every bite as you savor British cuisine at its finest – cheers!