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#892149 - 06/04/13 08:40 PM shepherds pie?
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It's been probably 30 years since I made shepherds pie and the ingredients I use are hamburger, mashed potatoes, green beans and mushroom soup. Problem is I don't remember how I layered it.
Any suggestions?
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#892154 - 06/04/13 09:02 PM Re: shepherds pie? [Re: 3dobermans]
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I am under the impression from what I have seen is that the meat is on the bottom, veggies in the center and potatoes on the top. I have never made it myself though.

I hope it comes out yummy!

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#892157 - 06/04/13 09:40 PM Re: shepherds pie? [Re: 3dobermans]
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In the Province of Québec, many will put indian corn as the veggie.

I like it with cremed indian corn. It makes it less dry.

And of course, you make some lines on the potatoes with your fork before you put it in the oven. I little bit of art.

But it does not matter much as I mix everything with ketchup before eating it.

The best part comes when you eat what is left over after mixing it in the frying pan.

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#892170 - 06/04/13 10:53 PM Re: shepherds pie? [Re: Chief]
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Shephards pie for me (here in the UK) is minced lamb (the shepherd connection ;)) with onion gravy for the base - and a topping of mashed potato.
And when the dish is very nearly fully cooked, I always grate some cheese on the top and then put it back in the ovem for 15 minutes smile
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#892171 - 06/04/13 10:55 PM Re: shepherds pie? [Re: 3dobermans]
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I also use corn in my pie. When I cook the hamburger,I put a tablespoon or two of dried onion and garlic soup in it for taste plus fresh ground pepper and sea salt to taste. Sometimes I also put garlic powder in the potatoes when I mash them.

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#892215 - 06/05/13 04:57 AM Re: shepherds pie? [Re: 3dobermans]
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Yum! yes All the variations sound delicious! yes
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#892220 - 06/05/13 05:10 AM Re: shepherds pie? [Re: 3dobermans]
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By way of further clarification of British culinary practice (from a consumer rather than a chef!), the beef version would be Cottage Pie.

In either event, some vegetables might be mixed in with the meat under a mashed potato topping (preferably finally crisped under the grill) but some/most of the vegetables would usually be served separately.

Leftovers reheated with hot salsa can be very tasty... happydance
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#892227 - 06/05/13 05:33 AM Re: shepherds pie? [Re: 3dobermans]
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Now that sounds good Lex!
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#892408 - 06/05/13 05:10 PM Re: shepherds pie? [Re: 3dobermans]
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I've also made it with layered leftover Thanksgiving ingredients, including stuffing and cranberry sauce. Very tasty!
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#892409 - 06/05/13 05:16 PM Re: shepherds pie? [Re: LadyKestrel]
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"By way of further clarification of British culinary practice (from a consumer rather than a chef!), the beef version would be Cottage Pie."

Yes !! I used to alternate - making both - as some liked beef and some liked lamb lol
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#892478 - 06/05/13 08:37 PM Re: shepherds pie? [Re: 3dobermans]
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I'd love some Shepherd's Pie, but first I'll have to locate a Shepherd. rotfl
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#892496 - 06/05/13 09:30 PM Re: shepherds pie? [Re: 3dobermans]
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Many good variations; had also found numerous versions on search.

I keep thinking what I did was put the hamburger on the bottom of a cassarol dish, added the mashed potatoes, then the green beans and topped with mushroom soup. Then bake in the oven.

Sorta, ya might find one in southern Idaho??? lol
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#892569 - 06/06/13 07:46 AM Re: shepherds pie? [Re: 3dobermans]
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That sounds like it should have a different title, possibly as some sort of "bake" rather than a pie, but very tempting nevertheless!
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#892591 - 06/06/13 09:27 AM Re: shepherds pie? [Re: Lex]
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My mother made something she called Pot Pie. She rolled up hamburger into meatballs cooked it then took tomato soup, sauce and paste cooked it for a little while added potatoes, peas and sometimes corn and cooked it for a long time. The house would smell of "Pot Pie". When it had cooked to her satisfaction she would pour it into a baking dish or bowl then add thick strips of buiscut dough across the top. She would then bake it till the topping was done. It just tasted wonderful! It didn't matter how much she made it went very quickly! lol

If I could only cook like my mother...

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#892781 - 06/07/13 01:46 AM Re: shepherds pie? [Re: SharonB]
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Wife puts hamburger in the bottom of a casserole dish and mashed potatoes on top. I don't know if she puts any soup or such in besides, but it's baked in the oven. And I douse it with a good helping of Picante, and a bit of salt, before chowing down. Mmmm...
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