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    Traditional Shepherd's Pie

    Traditional Shepherd's Pie. Photo by Mary Cokenour

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    1 hr 15 mins

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    Mary Cokenour's Note:

    British comfort food! This recipe requires ground lamb; if using ground beef, then it is called "Cottage Pie". I have used ground deer (venison) and elk for this recipe also; marinating the deer in a little red wine overnight mellows out the gamey flavor. From my food blog at:

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    1. 1
      In a large skillet, high heat, brown the meat and drain excess oil. Add the onion and mushrooms, letting cook till the onion softens. Add tomato and Worcester sauces, frozen vegetables, herbs, pepper, flour and beef stock; mix thoroughly and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and let simmer for 15 minutes.
    2. 2
      While meat mixture is simmering, boil the potatoes in salted water until tender. Drain and mash the potatoes, add butter, milk, grated cheese and pepper to the potatoes.
    3. 3
      Preheat oven to 375°F In a 3 quart rectangular baking dish, spread 1/2 potatoes on bottom of baking dish; spread out the meat mixture; top with the other 1/2 of potatoes; sprinkle paprika over top. Bake for 30-40minutes; potatoes should be lightly browned, and the pie heated thoughout.

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    • on April 12, 2013


      Very nice flavor, I mixed 1lb each for ground lamb and ground sirlion, Used Garlic instant potatoes, and left out the green peas because no one in the house likes the peas. This recipe was dead on to what I remember Shepherds tasting like, thank you for posting such a yummy recipe

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    Nutritional Facts for Traditional Shepherd's Pie

    Serving Size: 1 (575 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 747.6
    Calories from Fat 372
    Total Fat 41.3 g
    Saturated Fat 19.3 g
    Cholesterol 124.3 mg
    Sodium 435.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 61.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 8.9 g
    Sugars 3.8 g
    Protein 34.4 g

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