Shepherd's Pie is a classic dish that has been enjoyed for generations. This savory and satisfying meal is perfect for a cozy night in or a family dinner. The recipe is easy to follow and can be customized to suit your tastes. Here's how to make a delicious Shepherd's Pie from scratch.
1 lb. ground beef
1 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 carrots, peeled and diced
1 cup frozen peas
1 cup beef broth
2 tbsp. tomato paste
1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. dried thyme
Salt and pepper, to taste
4 cups mashed potatoes
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Preheat the oven to 375°F.
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the ground beef until browned, breaking it up into small pieces as it cooks.
Add the onion and garlic to the skillet and sauté until softened.
Add the carrots and peas to the skillet and cook for a few minutes until slightly softened.
Pour in the beef broth and stir in the tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, dried thyme, salt, and pepper.
Simmer for 10-15 minutes until the vegetables are tender and the mixture has thickened.
Transfer the beef and vegetable mixture to a baking dish.
Spread the mashed potatoes over the top of the beef mixture, covering it completely.
Sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese on top of the mashed potatoes.
Bake for 25-30 minutes, until the cheese is melted and bubbly and the potatoes are golden brown.
Serve hot and enjoy the comforting goodness of this classic Shepherd's Pie recipe.