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Sunday, March 3, 2013

Home Cooking 101: Shepherd's Pie

I'm recently becoming more adventurous with home cooking. I also have a stack of food magazines and recipe books that I read all the time. One of the recipes that I recently dared to cook is Shepherd's Pie.

I've read versions of this dish from food websites and magazines, but this one's a modification from Chef Tatung's recipe from Breakfast Magazine (Oct-Nov 2012 issue).

Shepherd's Pie

This dish looks kinda complicated to do, but it wasn't difficult at all. I just thought that it would be another dish that the kids would like, but surprisingly, it was my dad who liked this.




Ingredients:

3/4 kg ground round beef
1 white onion, chopped
minced garlic
1 carrot, cubed
1 can green peas
1 can whole kernel corn
1 kg potatoes, peeled and quartered
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup beef broth
2 tbsps tomato paste
1 tsp tomato catsup
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
salt, pepper

Instructions:

1. Boil potatoes in salted water for about 20 minutes. Drain water and mash with butter until smooth. You may use a hand mixer for mashing potatoes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
2. Saute onions and garlic in butter
3. Add ground beef, salt, pepper, and Worcestershire sauce. Add beef broth and cook under low heat for about 10 minutes.
4. Add green peas, carrots and corn.
5. Place beef and veggies in baking dish. Put mashed potatoes on top.
6. Bake in a 200C oven for about 30 minutes.

Shepherd's Pie

I was satisfied with the result. However, I had to add more mashed potatoes because I added too much salt to the first batch. You may also add green bell pepper and button mushrooms to the beef. It's best served with leafy greens on the side. Since it was my dad who liked it, I might add some chili powder or hot sauce to the ground beef next time. :)

31 comments:

  1. It's always fun to be adventurous with home cooking. Looks great, btw!

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    1. Hope I could spend more time in the kitchen.hehe. Thanks a lot Mary! :)

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  2. yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

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    1. Original recipe uses lamb hence the name. But since lamb isn't always available, some countries use beef instead. :)

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  5. I would also love to learn how to bake that pie. Prob is I have no oven. If your dad loves it, it must be real good.

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    1. You can use microwave oven, I think. But have to use smaller trays. :)

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  7. it looks yummy! penge naman ng konting kitchen skills mo michy :)

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    1. Konte na nga lang skills ko kukunin mo pa.hahaha! :)

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  8. This looks absolutely amazing! I'm loving the recipe =D I'll have to try myself one day! I'm your newest follower via google #350. I'd love it if you could check out my blog and follow back?

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  9. I love Shepherd's Pie! It's a complete meal na kasi!

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    1. I agree! I want to add more veggies pa sana. :)

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  10. Thanks for sharing =) I think my daughter will love this, I hope I can try this at home too. Seems easy to do.

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    1. It really is easy (save from the mashed potato I did manually.hehe). Will check out your post, thanks! :)

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  11. I've done this many times before because its a must for my husband indeed it is sounds very complicated but this dish is as easy as 123!! my daughter loves it too! xx

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    1. Good thing your kid loves it. My kid siblings weren't too interested. :|

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  12. I love shepherd's pie! If only it were as easy to cook, as it is to eat!

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  13. I've been meaning to try making shepherd's pie, and good that I saw your post! HOpe to make time and try making a batch! :)

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  14. Ahhh.. give some of those! Looks really delicious. Never that I tried baking shepher's pie! :/

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