Similar to a Shepherd's Pie, just a name variation.
But really, who doesn't love meat simmered in a flavorful gravy topped by fluffy mashed potatoes?
Behold the beloved......
I love to add vegetables to my version, but a purist would just use meat and onions.
- 1 1/4 lbs ground beef
- 1 onion chopped
- 1-2 cups frozen vegetables - chopped carrots, corn, peas-(no need to thaw)
- 1 1/2 - 2 lbs potatoes (3 big ones)
- 8 tablespoons butter (1 stick)
- 2 tbsp flour
- 1/2 cup milk
- 3/4 cup beef broth
- 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- Salt, pepper to taste
Method1 Peel and chunk potatoes, boil in salted water until tender (about 15 minutes).
2 While the potatoes are cooking, melt 4 Tablespoons butter (1/2 a stick) in large frying pan.
3 Sauté onions in butter until tender over medium heat (8-10 mins).
4 Add ground beef and sauté until no longer pink, crumbling. Add vegetables, salt and pepper. Add Worcestershire sauce, sprinkle flour over all and stir to mix in and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add beef broth and cook, uncovered, over low heat for 10 minutes, adding more beef broth as necessary to keep moist.
5 Mash potatoes in bowl with remainder of butter and milk, season to taste.
6 Place beef and onions in baking dish. Distribute mashed potatoes on top. Rough up with a fork so that there are peaks that will brown nicely. You can use the fork to make some designs in the potatoes as well.
7 Bake in 400F