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Oh MY...fabulous recipe. I don't normally like shepherds pie but this one is full of flavor. I followed it exactly except to add some corn kernels to the meat mix and some cheddar to the potatoes. I was even hesitant about the egg yolks but i thought try it first..lmao i was wincing as i put the raw egg into the hot mashed potatoes and whipped them as fast as i could! But it did add to the texture.

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MarraMamba February 12, 2010

I made the topping with half potatos and half sweet potatos and it turned out lovely!

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londonderrry November 01, 2010

This was a nice blend of flavours. I would definitely recommend this recipe and will make it again. I too added the butter to the potatoes as noted in another review. The addition of the egg yolk made for a nice crispness to the topping.

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Camden Cook July 07, 2010

This is the best shepherds pie EVER!! I was making it for a sick friend, and I had to hold myself back from not sending it over!! This is definitely a cut above your usual shepherds pie, and the extra effort is well worth it. I didn't have any red wine on hand, so used white vermouth and red wine vinegar instead ( about 3/4 vermouth and 1/4 vinegar) and it was still amazing. My husband who has always hated shepherds pie, smelled it cooking and said that he wants to try it this week because it smelled and looked so good. Definitely a keeper!!

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kelroy207 January 30, 2010

Made this last night, and it was amazing! I've only ever had my mom's shepherd's pie before, which was much different than this. I loved the slight sweetness of the mince, and the potatoes were great! We subbed a little additional salt for the parmesan and didn't use butter since my daughter has a milk allergy. Still tasted great!

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Barucha November 07, 2010

Loved the flavors. Took a few liberties- used ground beef, omited and substituted herbs to our tastes, marsala instead of red, and added parm cheese to thicken meat mixture.

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stonecoldcrazy March 23, 2010

A very tasty supper and very good reheated the next day, too. I used ground beef instead of lamb and a head of cauliflower - steamed and mashed - instead of the potatoes. Thanks, Chef #316797 for sharing.

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MA Blossom July 22, 2009

Such a good recipe, I loved what the red wine did for the flavor. I did change it a bit, due to what I had on hand. I subbed ground beef for lamb, though I would LOVE to try it with lamb. I wasn't sure what tomato puree is, so I used ketchup and I decided to go with beef broth instead of chicken broth. Also, I think next time I will chop the onion and carrot into a little bit bigger pieces; I like to be able to see my veggies in my shepherds pie....and also maybe add some corn. All in all, this was a definite keeper, and will be visited again and again! Thanks!

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WildLightning January 21, 2015

This is a fantastic recipe. Many people think of Shepherd's Pie as bland and boring, but this one is so full of flavour and incredibly easy to make. A great dish to make with leftovers if you are like me and always make too many mashed potatoes. This is a new go-to recipe in our house when we are craving something simple, delicious and comforting. Leftovers refrigerate and freeze well.

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M.Dot February 26, 2011

Comes together fast and delish! I ate half by myself, for shame. I did not add carrots nor worcestshire. Also used one egg instead of 2 yolks. Most importantly, I used ground beef but I had some lamb stock from making lamb biryani and used that instead of chicken stock. Also added half a large jalapeno, diced w/ the onions. Oh and used goat cheese instead of parm! AND I made it all in my cast iron skillet and just stuck that in the oven after topping w/ the taters. So yummy! Thanks :)

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Loveblumes December 30, 2009
Shepherds Pie