Monday, March 21, 2011

Mom's Shepherd's Pie from

My husband actually made this recipe as part of his St. Patrick's day extravaganza. (Once a year he sets his mind on having an authentic Irish dinner.) It's an easy to follow recipe but needs seasoning otherwise it's kind of bland.

  • 9 potatoes - peeled and cubed 
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef 
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato sauce 
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 
  • 1 dash Worcestershire sauce 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans green beans, drained 
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  1. Place the potatoes and water to cover in a large pot over high heat. Boil for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, brown the ground beef in a large skillet over medium high heat; drain excess fat. 
  2. To the ground beef, add the tomato sauce, parsley, Worcestershire sauce to taste, salt, ground black pepper and green beans. In a separate small bowl, mix the flour with the 3 tablespoons water and stir into the beef mixture. 
  3. Stir all together well. Drain the potatoes, mash and spread over the beef mixture Place 2 to 3 vent holes through the mashed potatoes. 
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 25 minutes. Brush the milk over the potatoes for the last 5 minutes of baking.

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