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This was soo yum! FIrst time to make Shepherds pie. I was low carbing it so I used garlic mashed cauliflower on top instead of potatoes. Also I attempted using soy flour instead of the regular flour in the gravy...but it didnt quite work hahahah...well I didnt cook the butter/flour mixture for 2-3 min like the in the recipe cause it was getting dark fast and I got scared so I added the broth. It still tasted really good in the end it just wasnt super gravy-y. It would have been perfect if I had used reg flour :) Thanks for posting!
Sorry, this just didn't quite do it for us. A lot of work to make what is essentially hamburger gravy and mashed potatoes. 3 pans and a baking dish! Found it to be a bit bland. Some garlic and herbs might help. Also, there were some problems with the way the recipe is written. What does one do with the cooked bacon? (I added it to the meat) And why is the beef stock divided in the ingredient list, but no mention of dividing it in the instructions. And egg yolks mixed into potatoes twice? I did cut recipe in half with no problem, and still had plenty left over. Made for Best of 2011 game.
I just got done eating this and I am STUFFED! It's so filling. I've seen Rachael make this a couple times on TV now and I've been wanting to try it. Boy, I'm glad I did. However, I did make a few changes. First of all, I halved the recipe for just the two of us and we still had plenty of leftovers. I also added a clove of garlic to the mushroom/meat mixture. And because my BF HATES ranch dressing, I substituted heavy cream and threw in a Tbs of fresh thyme. Lastly I added the bacon to the potatoes (thanks for the great idea ihvhope!). I will definitely make this again but will probably take some store bought help next time to make things go a little quicker.
I made this recipe last night. Did alot of substitutes and it turned out really good and way faster. I used the stores bought mashed potato's and warmed them in microwave and then added sour creme and cheese to them I used sharp chedder. I also used the jar gravy mix and added worchestire sauce and A-1. I then topped with paprika and broiled then added crumbled bacon and parsley to top of pie's. I made these in individual serving dishes and turned out great and way faster also.
My family loved this recipe. Very easy to make with a great out come.
Yum! I intended on making this without a single change but I didn't have any mushrooms. Darn it! So... I threw in some peas. I also threw the bacon in the mashed potatoes and I'm so glad I did. It added a nice crunch and an extra burst of flavor. I'll be making this one again for sure. It's fast and delish!