I haven't posted cooked food in a while coz frankly I just wasn't feeling like being indoors, cooking & posting when it's so gorgeous out! 🌞 Today though, I woke up wanting to make a beef and lamb shepherds pie and so I did...and it turned out delish! 💕
1 1/2 lbs potatoes diced
1/4 cup sour cream
1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar
1/4 cup green onion (the green parts only. Save the thicker white part for the meat mixture)
1 1/2 beef and lamb mixture
6 cloves garlic diced
1/2 onion diced
4 green onions (white parts sliced lengthwise and cut into 1/4 inch pieces)
1 cup mixed veggies (we used the green giant mixed veggies)
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp pepper flakes
2 tbsp tomato paste
3/4 can of beer (I used coors light)
several dashes of Worcestershire sauce
several dashes of maggi sauce
salt and pepper to taste
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
Boil potatoes in salted water. Mash with butter, salt & pepper. At this point, I usually add in a raw egg and mix very quickly so that the egg doesn't cook - this creates the perfect fluffy mash potatoes and is such a life changer for me! Add in 1 cup shredded cheese and sour cream to the mash potatoes. Season with salt & pepper.
In a separate pan, sauté half the garlic in a bit of olive oil until fragrant. Add in onions. Once the mixture has softened, add in the meat mixture, paprika, salt and pepper. Break up the meat in the pan and cook about a third of the way through before adding the remaining garlic and the green onions. Create a well in the middle of the pan, add in the tomato paste and cook for about a minute until the tomato paste slightly changes color. Mix all ingredients in the pan. Add in the beer and simmer for 15 minutes. Add mixed veggies and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Adjust salt and pepper to taste.
In an oven safe dish, add the meat mixture and top with a few dollops of mash potatoes. Spread the mash over the meat mixture. Top with cheese and place it in the oven. Cook for 25 minutes until dish is bubbling and broil for a few minutes until the top is browned. Rest for 10 minutes. Serve & enjoy!