Happy Sunday! Two weeks ago in my Sunday Soul Food post I mentioned that I was making Shepherd’s Pie!! I thought I would share the recipe with you today! This is a fairly easy meal to throw together and all three of us (my hubs, little, and I) enjoy it very much! The ingredients are pretty cheap and it doesn’t take too much time out of your day to prepare. Like I said, the hubs loves it, my 2 1/2 year old LOVES it, and if you ask my mum it has always been a favorite dish of mine. This recipe makes enough to fill us all for dinner and there is usually enough leftovers for the hubs to take it to work at least a couple of days in the following week!
**I must admit that even writing a recipe down is hard for me, so bare with the “a pinch of this” and “a handful of that”s**
- 7 ish (I usually buy 7 because I like the number 7) large potatoes
- A bag of frozen corn
- 1/2-3/4ish lbs of ground meat (I use a mixture of pork and beef, but you can use ground beef, turkey, pork, whatever you prefer)
- 1 onion chopped
- A handful of mushrooms chopped
- Butter 1/2-3/4ish cups
- Sour Cream about 2 heaping spoonfuls
- Salt, pepper, garlic (in powder form, fresh, crushed whatever you have on hand)
First peel and cut all your potatoes.
Throw the potatoes in a big pot, cover them with water and put them on the stove to boil.
While the potatoes are cooking, poke some holes in your bag of frozen corn and chuck that into the microwave for 7ish minutes (again no real reason for 7 minutes other than I like the number 7…I’m sure 5 or 6 minutes might do the trick too).
Also while your potatoes are cooking, you can prepare your meat mixture. I use about a half of a pound of a mixture of ground pork and beef. In a fry pan on the stove I saute a chopped onion and a handful of chopped mushrooms with some butter and my ground meat. I add salt and pepper to taste and maybe some garlic powder or crushed red pepper depending on my mood (I warned you I’m not a recipe rules follower).
Once your meat is browned add sour cream.
Let me STOP YOU RIGHT HERE and have you take a moment to appreciate my sweet bucket of sour cream folks! THAT’S RIGHT, YOUR EYES ARE NOT DECEIVING YOU, IT IS A BUCKET! Hungarians LOVE sour cream and so do the hubs and I…so selling it by the bucket is such a great idea! I can’t remember back to six plus years ago and before if I used to put sour cream in my Shepherd’s Pie?? I think this might have started after we were living in the land of sour cream, a.k.a. Hungary. I mean really, can sour cream hurt any recipe? I think NOT!
I digress…back to recipe
Stir the sour cream thoroughly into your meat mixture and let simmer for a couple of minutes.
Pour your meat mixture into a 9X13 or 9X9 baking casserole dish…it could even be a round dish, whatever works for you…it should be a couple of inches deep though, as this will be a layered finished product!
Your corn should be cooked enough once you have your meat in your baking dish. Dump the corn on top of the meat and smooth it out making a nice layer.
Check your potatoes with a fork to see if they are ready to mash, if the fork easily goes into the potatoes they are done. Drain the potatoes then put them back into your pot to mash them. I usually add about a half a cup of butter (you can never have too much butter) to my potatoes and pour in a few splashes of milk. I liberally salt my potatoes and add some form of garlic (powder, crushed, fresh, whatever I have on hand) and fresh cracked pepper. I like lumpy potatoes so I just rough mash them with a masher (like my super technical cooking terms).
When your potatoes are mashed, spread them on top of the corn to make your final layer. When I made this batch pictured, I ended up having some potatoes left over (like a small bowl full, which works out great in the fridge for my sweet little to eat with lunch the next day).
Turn your oven on to 400 ish Fahrenheit or 200 ish Celsius (basically what I bake everything at, unless I’m baking a cake or cookies I try to obey the temperature recommended) and throw your pie in…don’t actually throw it, you might break something, place it in oven nicely…and let it bake till it browns a little on the top.
We like to eat ours with a little hot sauce on top, and we almost always end up mixing it all together once it hits our bowl (even after the careful layering job).
I hope you give it a try and enjoy it!
Are you going to church today? Our church is not meeting today, because it meets in a high school and Hungary is having elections today, and the high school we meet in is a polling place…our church had a “Sunday” service yesterday. I will most likely be online churching it today with Freedom Church.
We are getting ready here listening to Of Dirt And Grace.
I’m still reading The Masterpiece. I really enjoy it, and if I wasn’t a tired mama who can only handle one chapter a night before my eyes get heavy I would have definitely read it all by now!
I am also reading
I know I know I shouldn’t start two books at once, but I couldn’t help myself Girl, Wash Your Face and it is SOOOO GOOD!! A member of our Young Living team (have I told you just how AMAZING our team is?..no, okay I will in another post I promise, cause these girls are so supportive) suggested the book and I cannot put it down!
I’m loving the fresh Spring air that I’ve had flowing through my open windows all week and am thinking about doing some Spring cleaning…notice I said thinking about…I really should stop thinking and start cleaning
I think I can hold off cleaning a few more days while I wait for my thieves cleaner to arrive in the mail with my oils but for now I am just going to enjoy the rest of my Sunday with my precious little fam!
God bless you! Join me next week for Sunday Soul Food no.4!
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One more thing…
If you missed yesterday’s post, go read it!! There is an amazing PROMO running till April 14th!