Traditional Irish Shepherd's Pie
Traditional Irish Shepherd's Pie
  • prep: 20 min
  • cook: 20 min
  • total: 40 min
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    Posting this per a request. I've said it once and I'll say it again there is nothing Irish about Corned Beef and Cabbage, but Shepherd's Pie has always been and still is a staple of traditional Irish cooking. This is a really easy, but tasty recipe that the whole family will enjoy. It's nutritionally sound with all the major food groups represented. The British use lamb in their Shepherd's Pie, but we've always used beef. Do whatever you prefer or even try turkey if you're watching fat content. This sauce is lovely and rich and should go well with any meat. You can use fresh or leftover mashed potato. I usually use 3 tbsp of ketchup instead of the 2tbsp of tomato paste as I like the hint of sweetness, but traditionally the paste would be more sound! You can also make individual pies which are always a hit with the kids. This freezes beautifully too, so make two and save one! Just let it defrost and glaze with the egg and pop into the oven as directed. Enjoy! :)

    Ingredients

    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 teaspoon black pepper
    • 1 lb ground beef or 1 lb lamb
    • 1 large onion, finely diced
    • 3 -4 large carrots, finely diced
    • 1 cup frozen peas
    • 3 -4 sprigs fresh thyme, finely chopped
    • 2 tablespoons flour
    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • 1 glass red wine
    • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
    • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
    • 1 cup chicken stock
    • 1 large quantity mashed potatoes (estimating 1L or 6 cups, fresh or leftover)
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • grated parmesan cheese (optional)

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 1
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 1866 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 132 g 203.42%
    • Saturated Fat: 56 g 277.5%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 362 mg 120.55%
    • Sodium: 1998 mg 83.23%
    • Calcium: 170 mg 16.95%
    • Potassium: 2114 mg 60.4%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 13 mg 74.22%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 48 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 9 g 34.6%
    • Sugar: 16 g
    • Protein: 113 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 2 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 8 g
    • Vitamin A 48.8%
    • Vitamin C 59.25%
    • Vitamin D 2.27%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat22
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs1
    • Exchange - Starch2
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • Exchange - Lean Meat11
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total1 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total3 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total16 oz-eq

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