Classic Beef & Mushroom Shepherd’s Pie
Picture this: a warm, comforting dish that has been cherished for generations. The Classic Beef & Mushroom Shepherd’s Pie brings together the rich, hearty flavors of tender ground beef and earthy mushrooms, cocooned in a blanket of creamy mashed potatoes. This recipe is more than a meal; it’s a journey through time and taste.
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
- 1 cup frozen peas and carrots
- 1 cup beef broth
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 teaspoon thyme, chopped
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 4 cups mashed potatoes
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- Heat a skillet over medium heat and brown the ground beef. Drain excess fat.
- Add chopped onion and minced garlic, sauté until fragrant.
- Toss in the sliced mushrooms and cook until they release their moisture.
- Stir in frozen peas and carrots, then pour in beef broth and tomato paste. Simmer.
- Add chopped thyme, salt, and pepper for seasoning.
- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
- Transfer the beef and mushroom mixture to a baking dish.
- Spread the creamy mashed potatoes over the mixture, creating a golden crust with a fork.
- Sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese on top.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
- Let it rest before serving, allowing the flavors to meld together.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Indulge in the timeless goodness of this Classic Beef & Mushroom Shepherd’s Pie. A symphony of savory beef, tender mushrooms, and wholesome vegetables tucked under a blanket of creamy mashed potatoes.
Nutrition information: Calories: 350 | Fat: 18g | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 24g
Imagine gathering around the table, the aroma wafting from the piping-hot Shepherd’s Pie as it’s placed at the center. The first bite transports you – the hearty beef, the earthy mushrooms, and the velvety potatoes dance on your taste buds. It’s more than a recipe; it’s a piece of culinary history that you can now make a part of your own story. Share this meal with loved ones, and let the Classic Beef & Mushroom Shepherd’s Pie create new memories for generations to come.