Fresh Outta the Oven!
So, it is a SNOWDAY!!! And, I have a few cheeses left over from St. Patrick’s Day (and some organic red potatoes, organic carrots, organic onions & organic parsley). Thus, Not-Yo-Mama’s Shepherd’s Pie was created!
Don’t forget My Motto:
USE WHATCHA GOT!!!
Prosecco & Snow! Ain’t Life Grand?!?!
Irish Cheddar & Beer Cheese
Mommy’s Little Helper!!!!
NOW, LET’S GET COOKIN!!!
Chop Carrots & Onion
Wash & Prep
Another Leftover St. Patty’s Day Creation
Super easy to make, delicious, and versatile!
*Presentation: When I originally made it, I used this ramekin as a mold.
And, remember, when using the herbs:
FRESH IS BEST!!!
Soften Irish Butter
Add herbs of choice (I used parsley, chives, s&p)
Mix to combine
Put in fridge to set!
Melt 2 T butter with a dash of EVOO
Add carrots, onions, and seasoned beef
Break up beef & add mushrooms
Brown and Soften Vegs
Add Spices: 4 Cloves Garlic, 1T Dry Mustard, 1T Garlic Powder, 1 T Onion Powder, 2 T Thyme, 1 T Rosemary
Add 2 T Worcestershire Sauce , 3/4 of a Beer, 2 T Tomato Paste, 2 T Chocolate Balsamic
Secret Ingredient & Flavor Booster!!!
Now, the mixture should look something like this
I thought it was still missing something, so I added:
Prob about 1-2 T of each
Dijon & Whole Grain Mustard
Now Add 1 Cup Frozen Organic Peas
Mix and put into greased casserole dish (yes, I know, it doesn’t look too appetizing yet…..but it tastes DELISH!!!)
Get your Potatoes Boiled & Ingredients Ready
Irish Cheddar, Beer Cheese, Peppercorn Gouda
*Homemade Buttermilk: Simply Add 1 T lemon juice to milk and let sit for 5 mins)
Horseradish, SourCream, Herbed Irish Butter, *Homemade ButterMilk, Grated Cheeses
1 Cup ButterMilk
1 Cup Sour Cream
2-4 T Horseradish
1/4 Cup Irish Butter
Add All Ingredients into Boiled Potatoes and Mash for a Second
Then Add Cheeses and S & P
Mash until Combined and Creamy
DO NOT OVERMASH! These are RUSTIC!!!! Leave a little cheese for the top!
Nice & Creamy! Rustic and keeping the nutrients by leaving the skins ON!
Now, the easy part. Just Top the Meat Mixture with the Smashed Potatoes
Cover with Cheese
WORD TO THE WISE:
Place on a Baking Sheet covered in Foil in case of spillover!
Bake Until Brown & Bubbly
45 mins to an Hours
Take Out of Oven and Let COOL for 10 Mins before Serving. Top with Fresh Parsley