Tuesday, February 7, 2012

My Simply Good "Shepherd's Pie"

The other night I set out to make this recipe http://www.recipes.co.nz/baked-potato?pid=885dd5e6-d3ad-4812-ba2c-6646c8247f1f a truly "meat and potatoes" meal I borrowed from the Gluten Free Chef. I started cooking the beef, then, partly out of laziness, instead of following the recipe, I thought I'd just plop some mashed potatoes on top like a shepherd's pie. The results were fabulous! Hubby commented that he thought it was the best gluten free meal I've made so far! Here's the recipe....

1 1/2 lbs ground beef or ground chuck
1 small onion diced
1 can diced tomatoes
dried minced garlic
dried parsley
chili powder
dried oregano
onion powder~just a little for extra flavor
salt & pepper
1 small can tomato sauce

4 or 5 russet potatoes
butter or butter substitute

Brown and break up beef with onion until beef is no longer pink.

Drain beef and return to pot.

Add diced tomatoes, a few dashes of the herbs and spices and a little tomato sauce (not the whole can) to thicken the mixture just a little, and cook over med until heated through and thickened.

I didn't measure the spices, just added dashes till it felt right and taste-tested the mixture till it tasted yummy!

Peel and dice potatoes. Put in pot and cover with water.

Sprinkle with salt & pepper

Bring to a boil and cook over med-high heat until potatoes are tender.

Drain potatoes.

In med bowl combine drained potatoes, some butter, milk (a little at a time), and salt and pepper.

Beat with hand mixer till smooth. This is another recipe I taste-test to get just right.

Put meat mixture in the bottom of baking dish. Put mashed potatoes on top and spread till smooth. Heat for just a few minutes till warm in 350 degree oven.


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  1. I love shepherd's pie! Thanks for sharing this at allergy free wednesday! Hope to see you again next week.

    1. Thanks Nancy! This shepherd's pie kind of happened by accident, but turned out so delicious!