How to Cook Perfect Shepherd's Pie

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Shepherd's Pie.

Shepherd's Pie You can have Shepherd's Pie using 18 ingredients and 11 steps. Here is how you cook that.

Ingredients of Shepherd's Pie

  1. It’s 2 lb of ground lamb.
  2. Prepare 1 of extra virgin olive oil.
  3. Prepare 1 of salt.
  4. It’s 1 of sweet onion.
  5. Prepare 3 of celery sicks.
  6. It’s 3 of carrots.
  7. It’s 2 clove of garlic.
  8. You need 2 cup of Guinness.
  9. Prepare 1 box of chicken broth.
  10. It’s 2 of bay leaves.
  11. You need 1 bunch of fresh thyme.
  12. It’s 2 lb of potatoes.
  13. You need 1 cup of heavy cream.
  14. It’s 3 tbsp of butter.
  15. It’s 1 cup of frozen peas.
  16. It’s 1 cup of frozen corn.
  17. It’s 1/2 cup of flour.
  18. It’s 1/4 cup of tomato paste.

Shepherd's Pie step by step

  1. Chop the lamb into 1/2 inch cubes. In a small bowl mix 1/2 c flour and salt to taste. Coat a large pan with olive oil and bring to medium high heat..
  2. Lightly toss lamb in flour salt mixture and then brown on all sides. Remove the lamb from the pan and replace olive oil..
  3. Chop onion, celery, and carrots and add them to the pan. Stir frequently until veggies are soft, 8-10 min. Add chopped garlic and cook 2-3 min..
  4. Add the lamb back to the pan along with 1/4 cup of tomato paste. Cook an additional 2-3 min. Mix well..
  5. Add Guinness to the pan and cook until it reduces by half. Add chicken broth so that the lamb is submerged. Add bay leaves and thyme. Bring to a boil, then allow to simmer partially covered for one hour. Add more broth as needed and stir occasionally..
  6. Peel and chop potatoes into 1/2 inch cubes. Put in a separate pot and add water until they are covered. Salt to taste. Allow to boil until the chunks can be easily mashed..
  7. In a separate pan bring the heavy cream to a boil. Drain the potato cubes, add hot cream and cold butter. Mash thoroughly..
  8. Add frozen corn and peas to lamb mixture. Simmer uncovered for 15 minutes and allow broth to reduce..
  9. Preheat broiler on low..
  10. Discard bay leaves and thyme and transfer lamb mixture to a baking pan. Spread the potatoes over the top and broil until the potatoes brown..
  11. Remove from broiler and enjoy!.

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