Best 30 Minute Shepherd's Pie

"From Rachael Ray. I love this recipe it's so easy and delicious."
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  • Boil potatoes in salted water until tender, about 12 minutes. Drain potatoes and pour them into a bowl. Combine sour cream, egg yolk and cream. Add the cream mixture into potatoes and mash until potatoes are almost smooth.
  • While potatoes boil, preheat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add oil to hot pan with beef or lamb. Season meat with salt and pepper. Brown and crumble meat for 3 or 4 minutes. If you are using lamb and the pan is fatty, spoon away some of the drippings. Add chopped carrot and onion to the meat. Cook veggies with meat 5 minutes, stirring frequently. In a second small skillet over medium heat cook butter and flour together 2 minutes. Whisk in broth and Worcestershire sauce. Thicken gravy 1 minute. Add gravy to meat and vegetables. Stir in peas.
  • Preheat broiler to high. Fill a small rectangular casserole with meat and vegetable mixture. Spoon potatoes over meat evenly. Top potatoes with paprika and broil 6 to 8 inches from the heat until potatoes are evenly browned. Top casserole dish with chopped parsley and serve.

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  1. KTgirl
    This was really good. Instead of the mashed potatoes listed in the recipe, I topped the pie with leftover Colcannon (Recipe #285431) (mashed potatoes & cabbage), which I think made it even better. The kids asked for it again - and even my husband, who usually thinks "comfort food" means "bland", thought this tasted great. The worcestershire sauce was a great addition to the flavor.
  2. Purplepen
    This recipe was okay. The first time I've made or had shepherd's pie. I wasn't too impressed - kinda bland and boring. I think I'll try a different recipe next time. And this one would be easier just to use packaged gravy and instant potatoes and frozen veggies. If I did that, it might be worth it. But for all that work I just wasn't too impressed. Thanks anyway, Rachel Ray!
  3. AprilShowers
    Not too terribly impressed with this one. It was okay, but I found it to be a bit bland. And although not very complicated to put together it was a bit time consuming between chopping the veggies and then tending to 3 pans cooking simultaneously on the stove. It was okay but just not something I think I will make again. Oh, and one more thing, I think some cheese would really help this dish out!
  4. VenomousKate
    Wow, what an easy recipe! I was out of carrots so I added parsnips (peeled & sliced). Also added a drained can of corn for color. It was such a fast, simple meal to put together, and tasted so good that my kids didn't even complain about the veggies. A keeper!
    Made this for dinner. Used chicken broth in ours and I through in some corn in ours. Very easy to make. The family totaly enjoyed this. Great also the second day for lunch.


  1. Nimz_
    OMG thanks so much for the quick and easy recipe. I made this last night for my sister's family and everyone loved it. I did use the vegetable broth in place of the cream, but other than that made as directed. Thanks so much


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