Baby, it's cold outside...

We need to try to stay warm and what could be better then some "stick to your ribs" comfort food?

Easy Shepherd's Pie Recipe :

1 1/2 lbs ground round beef
1 onion chopped
1-2 cups vegetables - chopped carrots, corn, peas
1 1/2 - 2 lbs potatoes (3 big ones)
8 tablespoons butter (1 stick)
1/2 cup beef broth
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Salt, pepper, other seasonings of choice

* Peel and quarter potatoes, boil in salted water until tender (about 20 minutes).

While the potatoes are cooking, melt 4 Tab. butter (1/2 a stick) in large frying pan.

* Sauté onions in butter until tender over medium heat (10 mins). If you are adding vegetables, add them according to cooking time. Put any carrots in with the onions. Add corn or peas either at the end of the cooking of the onions, or after the meat has initially cooked.

* Add ground beef and sauté until no longer pink. Add salt and pepper. Add Worcestershire sauce.

* Add half a cup of beef broth and cook, uncovered, over low heat for 10 minutes, adding more beef broth as necessary to keep moist.

* Mash potatoes in bowl with remainder of butter, season to taste.

* Place beef and onions in baking dish. Distribute mashed potatoes on top.
 Rough up with a fork so that there are peaks that will brown nicely. You can use the fork to make some designs in the potatoes as well.

* Cook in 400 degree oven until bubbling and brown (about 30 minutes). Broil for last few minutes if necessary to brown.
Serves four.

Note: I made some browm gravy to add to this and it's a keeper, we enjoyed it!


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  1. Oh thanks...I posted a soup this week for the same reason...looks great!!

  2. I agree! Winter weather means hearty food. Looks so yummy!

  3. Looks good AND easy to make. Thanks for sharing I would like to try it sometime. :) It does look cold down your way but very beautiful.

  4. Yumm, another of your tasty recipes to try! I'm passing an award along to you,because I think your blog is always interesting and inspiring. Full of talent and simply tasteful, it is worthy of the Stylish Blogger Award! Please pop over to my blog to accept this award. Congratulations! Lisa Sall


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