Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Shepherd's Pie

It has been so cold in Wisconsin and I have been looking for feel good warm meals. Burr!!!

Last week I was blog hopping and checking out Pinterest.  I found a few Shepard's Pie Recipes that gave me the idea to come up with my own Shepherd's Pie concoction.

This is the first time I have made Shepherd's Pie. I have ordered it numerous times at restaurants - but never the chef.  My hubby is from the UP of Michigan and he loves many of the root veggies. So I decided to make my Shepherd's Pie using his favorite root veggies.

Here it is and I must say it is DELICIOUS!  A little out of the ordinary but very tasty!

Shepherd's Pie

You will need:
2 med parsnips - cubed
1 med rutabaga - cubed
1/2 small bag of baby carrots - sliced
1 small jar of Beef Gravy
1 pound of hamburger - cooked and drained
Small onion - chopped
Approx. 6 potatoes - cubed
Shredded Cheese
Spices to flavor - I used Seasoned Pepper - Emeril's Seasoning Salt - Garlic
Worcheshire Sauce

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Boil all of the veggies - drain and set aside

Season and cook hamburger & onion mixture - drain
In a large casserole dish add hamburger mixture, parsnips, carrots, and rutabaga - mix well 
Pour gravy over veggie/meat mixture

Mash the potatoes (I added milk and butter) - top veggie/meat mixture with mashed potatoes
Sprinkle grated cheese on top of mashed potatoes

Heat at 350 degrees oven for 20 minutes or until your potatoes are firm and slightly browned


This makes a large casserole dish - Enough for a large family

29 comments:

  1. This sounds so good, perfect for a cold winter day too!

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  2. Is it sad that I have never had shepherds pie? I had never even heard of it, LOL... but this looks like such a great idea on a cold day... Thanks so much

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  3. I haven't made Shepherd's Pie all winter and now I am wondering why that is? Thanks for the reminder :)

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  4. That sounds like a great combo. Thanks !

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  5. I've never tried shepards pie before but it looks so delicious!!

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  6. Shepherd's Pie is one of my family's favorite comfort foods! How can you go wrong with mashed potatoes on top?

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  7. It's freezing here -- I'll have to make this!

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  8. I haven't made this in forever. My kids HATE potatoes...drives me nuts!

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  9. one of my all time favorite meals. and oddly, my kids love it too!

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  10. Yum. I have had Sheppard's Pie many times in restaurants, but have never made it. I think that is what I will be serving for dinner tonight, Thanks for the recipe.

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  11. My son recently declared his love of Shepherd's Pie, which is funny because I have NEVER made it. I guess he tried it somewhere else. Now I have to try this recipe.

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  12. Yum, looks great! Hubby is from Dublin, so we have Shepherd's Pie here every Sunday. I spend one weekend per month cooking up and freezing a bunch of them ;)

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  13. Interesting! I'm not sure my family would try it.
    Erica

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  14. I can't ever decide if I like shepherds pie or not. Sometimes I love it and sometimes I don't. I might have to try your recipe though! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. Shepherds pie is a favorite in our house. We have made it with beef and with chicken also. It is a true comfort food.

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  16. My family likes all kinds of shepherd's pie versions. It is a feel good food.

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  17. I’ve never had Shepherds pie with root veggies. I just really learned to cook them in a class I took this summer, although my mom has loved them most of her life. This is a good excuse for me to make something for her that she will love!

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  18. Sounds so yummy! I make a different version with corn and onions with the ground beef!

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  19. Shepards Pie is one of the best things to eat on a cold day!

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  20. Shephard's Pie is the ultimate warm meal!!

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  21. Love Sheperds pie, I haven't made it in so long, thank you for the reminder!

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  22. What a perfect weeknight meal. So hearty and delicious!

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  23. The last time I had shepherds pie was in December when visiting my brother and his family. I'll have to give your recipe a try since yours is done a bit differently. Looks delicious!

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  24. Your shepherds pie looks delicious! Thank you for sharing your own recipe!

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  25. I love shepherds pie - wish my husband did!

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  26. I make shepherd's pie for my husband all the time, but it never looks this good :) He's English so it's something I HAVE to know how to make. Yours look so nice and fluffy!

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  27. I love shepard's pie. I loved eating it as a kid too.

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  28. I have never tried carrots, or gravy on my shepard's pie, but this sounds so good!

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  29. So happy to see this, I've always wanted to make Shepherds Pie but never knew which recipe to try.

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