Soul Warming Shepherd’s Pie

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Nothing soothes the soul on a crisp fall evening better than a big helping of warm Shepherd’s Pie.  Full of protein, veggies, and crowd pleasing mashed potatoes, it is the perfect comforting meal. You’ll love how easy it is to make and your family will love how delicious it tastes. A few simple steps and some time in the oven to become warm and bubbly and you have a show stopper dinner.

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Shepherd’s pie is one of those dishes that has been around for decades and every family has there own recipe. Whether you use beef, chicken, sweet potatoes or Yukon gold the principle always remains the same. A layer of meat and veggies followed by a layer of dreamy mashed potatoes. Who could ask for anything better.

 

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 Soul Warming Shepherd’s Pie
Recipe Type: dinner
Author: Deanna Harris
Ingredients
  • Meat Layer
  • 1 1/2 lbs ground chicken
  • 1/2 cup green beans, chopped
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 1 Tbsp corn starch
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • 10-12 medium potatoes, Yukon or russet, peeled and diced
  • 1/4 cup butter (I used vegan butter)
  • 2 tbsp. milk (I used almond milk)
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
Meat Layer
  1. Add oil to a large skillet over medium heat. Cook chicken until it starts to brown.
  2. Add veggies and cook 5 minutes, stir to prevent burning.
  3. Add spices and cook another 5 minutes, stirring to prevent burning.
  4. Combine starch and stock in a measuring cup and mix to dissolve. Add starch mixture to the meat mixture while stirring to prevent clumping. Cook 3-5 minutes until a slightly thickened sauce forms.
  5. Transfer meat layer to a large casserole dish and top with the mashed potatoes.
Mashed Potatoes
  1. Add potatoes to a large pot of water and bring to a boil.
  2. Let potatoes simmer for about 10 minutes or until fork tender.
  3. Drain and mash with butter and milk to make the creamiest mashed potatoes.
  4. Layer prepared potatoes on top of the meat mixture and bake at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes. Just until the top starts to brown and the juices are bubbling.

 

 


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