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Shepherd’s Pie

In Food, Home Creation on October 18, 2013 at 13:20

Doof Home

This is the dish that brings about the downfall of my vegetarianism.  I love this too much!

Since I started making this dish, it has been the No. 1 favorite for DH, beating out spaghetti and pizzas.

This recipe was from Gordon Ramsey’s TV show “F words”, with modifications.



0.5 lb. Ground beef*

0.5 lb. Ground lamb*

1 large carrot, shredded^

1 large onion, shredded^

1 stick of rosemary, remove leaves from stem and minced

1 tsp of dried thyme

4 cloves of garlic, minced

1.5 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

1/2 to 3/4 can of tomato paste

2 to 3 tbsp white vinegar”

1.5 lb potatoes, washed and prick with fork

1/4 soy milk (milk, heavy cream can also be used)

3.5 tbsp butter, melted

2 eggs

Olive oil

Black pepper


*alternatively, a full pound of beef or lamb is equally as delicious

^grated carrots and onions would yield way better result, but it takes too much time.  I generally use food processor to shred.

“I found that the more lamb I use, the more vinegar I use.  taste for personal preference.


Preheat oven at 400F.

Heat oil in pan at high heat.

Add meat into pan.  Work quickly to break the lumps.

Cook until 75% done and add garlic, rosemary and thyme.  Stir some more until meat is cooked.

Add carrots and onions into the mix.

Once everything is mixed well, add tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar and black pepper.

Turn to low to medium heat and let the carrots and onions soften.

Once the carrots and onions are cooked, turn off heat and scoop the mix into a baking dish.

Bring water to boil.  Add potatoes into pot.

Boil until the potatoes are done (I test mine with a fork to make sure I can poke through each potato).

Take potatoes out and peel their skin while they are hot.

Mash potatoes with mashers or fork.  Add butter and soy milk.

Mix thoroughly.  Add eggs.

Mix more and add black pepper and salt to taste.

Scoop mashed potatoes and spread evenly on top of meat mix.

Bake for 18-20 mins.

Key is to work with the potatoes quickly and spread the mashed potatoes on the meat mix while the potatoes are warm.  Otherwise, it will be very difficult to spread the mashed potatoes.

To make this dish more decadent, parmesan cheese can be added to the mashed potatoes.  About 1/4 cup.

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