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Well, I HAD to try this. I love Gordon Ramsay, and my DH loves Shepherds Pie. He saw this episode also, and really wanted me to give it a go. So I used ground beef, don't think I could get lamb into my teenagers with a shoe horn! I did end up making quite a few adjustments to the seasoning/sauce in the filling, it was just kind of bland when made as directed. I think I ended up nearly doubling the tomato paste, worcestershire, wine, and broth, as well as the herbs. I also added more carrot, and onion than called for. It turned out very well, and the only thing I think I did a bit too much of was the herbs, I think I'll cut that back a bit next time. I ended up cooking the filling longer than stated ( I also found, and watched the video of him making it, and the cook time was much shorter, but he made a much smaller amount) The recipe, as posted seems to be very much like what he used in the video, with regard to the amounts, with the exception of the meat, It looked to me in the video much more like one pound than two. The only other difference is that he used 2 egg yolks in the potatoes, which I also added. It was very good, and I will make it this was again! Thanks for posting this recipe!

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blueguitargirl1985 February 06, 2008

I followed this recipe as written and I ran into a few problems. First, the mashed potatoes were like a giant, hard blob. I had to add another 2 Tbsp of butter and another half cup of milk (on top of the cream) to get them to resemble the texture of mashed potatoes. I also added the 2 egg yolks that were suggested. After this, they were very good. Second, there wasn't much taste to the meat mixture before I put it in the deep dish to bake it. I added some more tomato paste, garlic powder and seasoned salt and it was good. I also wish that I would have used beef stock instead of chicken. But the final result was tasty, nonetheless. I'll make it again with the beef broth because the rosemary and thyme were great, it just needed a little extra "something." Thanks for posting!

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PSU Lioness May 04, 2012

I love Gordon Ramsay but following the directions exactly left a very disappointing flavor. Had absolutely no taste. Ended up having to adjust the end product to give it a taste. Very sad.

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JessieBilling August 08, 2011

This was a tasty Shepherd's Pie. The whole family loved it! Although it is a little bit more labor intensive than your traditional shepherd's pie. The recipe was not clear in some cases. For example, it lists the chicken broth with the mashed potatoes, but mentions adding broth to the beef mixture. So I had to guess what to do in a few cases. I wound up adding the chicken broth to the potatoes, and not the beef! We don't cook with wine, so we substituted beef broth. chefRD, please let me know if you ever edit this recipe for clarity. It has 5-star potential, but without clear directions, I can only give it 4 stars. Thanks for the recipe!

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Pale Rose December 21, 2010

This was really quite good. I made it for my inlaws and everyone liked it. I used 1lb of ground turkey (2lbs would have been to much IMO). Will add other veggies too next time. It did take longer/more effort than I expected but it was easy to make ahead and just reheat when it was dinner time.

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jswinks February 15, 2008

I watched this episode and was very excited to tried this recipe. But was a little disappointed thought it need ed a little more flavor. Thanks for posting.

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Laureen in B.C. February 02, 2008
Gordon Ramsay's Shepherd's Pie