Ingredients for shepherds pie for two olive oil regular olive oil is fine not extra virgin since we rsquo re using it to saute the beef ground beef use ground lamb to make this authentic shepherds pie or ground beef for cottage pie also i tested this recipe with plant based ground meat also known as impossible foods or beyond meat and it worked great.

Preheat oven to 350f heat oil in a large skillet add onion and cook 3 4 minutes add ground beef salt and pepper and cook until brown put in a baking dish.

Notes lentils i prefer to use french lentils because they are smaller and firmer but brown lentils will work in a pinch to cook your lentils add 1 1 2 cups dried lentils to a pot with at least 5 cups of water bring to a boil then simmer over medium low heat until fork tender 25 hellip.

How to make shepherd rsquo s pie a really good shepherd rsquo s pie should always start with a soffrito ndash that is onion garlic carrots and celery sauteed on a lowish heat until sweet it rsquo s the secret to a great flavour base that rsquo s a technique used widely by many cuisines such as italian cooking for example this italian shredded beef ragu after this we cook the ground mince hellip.

The traditional melon for this dish is the french charentais which is small and slightly acidic though still sweet but its just as good with a musk or hand melon or cantaloupe la mousse de melon le sorbet de melon les brochettes de melon au sirop de porto le melon grille le gaspacho de melon etc il y en a pour tous les gouts et.

However the modern version is exactly the same as a shepherd rsquo s pie or a cottage pie this traditional french recipe was invented by antoine augustin parmentier a french pharmacist and nutritionist in the late 18th century the best recipes for shepherd rsquo s pie keep things simple and season the dish with abandon.

Meanwhile heat oil in a 5 quart dutch oven or heavy pot over medium high add carrots celery onion and thyme cook stirring occasionally until vegetables are hellip.

No one in our family really knew why the french canadians called their version of shepherd rsquo s pie chinese pie it was simply what it was called to me that three layered casserole was synonymous with shepherd rsquo s pie and i had never heard of using any other vegetable in shepherd rsquo s pie besides corn.

Adds a wonderful mmmm earthiness the pie filling was put into pot pie tins then covered with mashed potatoes and baked just before service they will be sprinkled with paprika and chopped italian parsley to give it even more color the coordinator for the event said it was the best shepherds pie she had ever eaten.

I did a southwest version so its probably not even shepherds pie anymore but oh well i used sweet potatoes instead of regular and used chipotle peppers in adobo sauce to give them a heartier taste then used a variation of veggies such as onion mushroom green and red peppers corn and poblano peppers.

See more step 1 heat the oven to 400 deg f while the oven is heating season the beef with salt and pepper cook the beef and onion in a 10 inch oven proof skillet over medium high heat until the beef is well browned stirring often to separate meat.

Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan then gently cook the onion carrots celery and garlic for 10 12 minutes until tender add the thyme and red wine then simmer for 2 3 minutes add the leftover lamb stock worcestershire sauce ketchup and tomato puree then season.

In 10 inch skillet cook beef over medium high heat 5 to 7 minutes stirring frequently until brown drain stir in hot water milk sauce mix and uncooked pasta from hamburger helper box and thawed vegetables.

What makes this lentil shepherds pie the best why thank you for asking there are 3 simple and scrumptious reasons these lentils are jam packed full of veggie deliciousness carrots mushrooms peas and are seasoned perfectly with thyme onions garlic and an extra zing of bbq sauce.

But no more steps than usual pies ndash cottage pie beef and mushroom pie shepherds pie a golden crusted creamy mashed potato topping a filling loaded with flakes of fish smothered in a beautiful creamy white sauce the extra pots and pans are totally worth it the key element of fish pie is the broth used to make the creamy sauce.

1 2 cup vegetable oil 1 cup sugar 2 beaten eggs 2 3 bananas ripe 2 cups flour 1 tsp baking soda 1 2 tsp baking powder 3 tbsp milk 1 2 tsp vanilla or banana extract.

This meatless dairy free take on shepherds pie is packed with veggies mushrooms celery butternut squash this vegan french onion stew is a masterpiece fit for the finest holiday feast.