Thursday, March 7, 2013

Cheddar Shepard's Pie


                      Boy, Do I have a treat for you and it's just in time for St. Patricks Day!
               When I was a little girl my favorite meal was my moms Shepards Pie. I thought
                        I would give you an updated version of this great comforting meal.

                                                                Cheddar Shepard's Pie
 
                                                        For The Meat -
                                                        1 1/2 pounds ground beef or turkey
                                                        1 onion, diced
                                                        2 teaspoon minced garlic
                                                        1 can tomato paste
                                                        3 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
                                                        1 packet brown gravy
                                                        1 cup of water
                                                        1 1/2 cups corn
                                                        1 1/2 cups peas
                                                        4 sprigs fresh thyme leaves
                                                        salt and pepper
                                                        1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

                                                        For The Potatoes -
                                                        5 pounds yukon gold potatoes
                                                        1/2 stick of butter
                                                        5 ounces cheddar cheese
                                                        3 ounces cream cheese
                                                        3 tablespoons fresh chives

                 1)  In a large pot of salted water boil potatoes. In the meantime.
                 2) Brown ground beef, onion, thyme and  garlic at the same time. Add salt,
                 pepper and garlic powder. Put in the paste. Mix the brown gravy with one
                 cup of warm water and pour into meat mixture, add worcestershire sauce.
                 Cook for 7 minutes. Turn stove off and add the corn and peas mix and set aside.
                 3) Drain potatoes and add butter, cream cheese, cheese and chives. Mix.
                 4) Preheat oven at 350 degrees. Place meat on the bottom of a baking dish
                 and place the potatoes on top and bake for 20 minutes.

49 comments:

  1. DIVINE! You always make the best looking food!!

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  2. I cannot tell you how divine this looks! A perfect comfort meal, I have to make it.

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  3. Shepard's pie with cream cheese in the equation?
    I'm pinning this one!
    ~Lynne
    w/L.

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  4. You just gained a new follower ;) and I'm off to follow you on Pinterest too!

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  5. Comfort is THE BEST; especially on cold and windy days! burrrr

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  6. mmmm, so much flavorful, and i love all the cheese!

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  7. Yummy!! It's still cold here in the pacific northwest and I need to stop the comfort food crave because I have to get into a bathing suit in a couple weeks.......... Those spoons are so cute.

    xxleslie

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  8. We love Shephard's Pie around here, but I have never thought of putting Worcestershire sauce in it... brilliant!

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  9. Shephard's Pie........ love it! This looks delicious!

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  10. Oh my gosh! It's like all I could ever want in a meal. GAH!!! I want it now!

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  11. So funny that you posted this because I just made this. But, I totally made it up and I think this looks better. Actually it looks awesome!!! Making it and soon. I just love you-I loved your comment on my blog today. You are so awesome. Take care,

    Shauna xo

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  12. Oh my gosh...does that look good or what!!!! I love this dish too. Now I must make it soon!!!!
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  13. i JUST tried sheperds pie last year and i'm IN LOVE - sooooo yummmy! - yours looks even better!

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  14. I just love Sheperds Pie. It's even better with cheese!!!

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  15. I have always wanted to try this recipe. I just love it. Have you ever submitted any of your recipes to food gawker? Your photos are so beautiful too, and they are picky on their pics...you should submit some of your stuff there.

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  16. I absolutely adore shepherd's pie and I love that you worked cheddar right into the mashed potato layer - so delicious!

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  17. Thank you for this delicious looking dish; you reminded me that I haven't had Sheppard's Pie for a long, long time --- and it's due!

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  18. So good and warming on a still too chilly (here) night.

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  19. I don't think I've ever had Shepard's Pie, but this looks delicious! Anything with cheddar in it and I'm sold.

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  20. Beautiful pictures as always. I am so making this in the next week. I know my husband will love it!

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  21. Love shepards pie and with cheddar, sounds amazing ;)

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  22. That looks absolutely delicious! Love shepherd's pie. I can't wait to try this one.

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  23. I would earn "wife of the year" title if I made this for my husband. Hmmmm....

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  24. This is the best looking Shepards Pie I've seen! I love your version.

    I think you meant put in the 'paste' rather than 'pasta' in the directions :)

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  25. So lovely post, good weekend! kisses

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  26. I love Shepherds Pie! I have never tried it with cheddar, but it looks and sounds delicious.

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  27. YUMMMMMM, seriously. I love the size of them too- delightful treat.

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  28. Oh my, this looks absolutely delicious! And it's plated so beautifully! :)

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  29. My mouth seriously just watered. This looks so good! I've never made shepards pie before (i know, i know) and it's on my list of recipes to try so i'll definitely be making it soon. Thanks for sharing!

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  30. These look absolutely delicious! My husband loves shephards pie and would gobble this up within seconds. And can we talk about how cute your spoons are!? LOVE.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  31. Ohmygoodness ... that looks absolutely delicious! We would inhale that in a second! I'll definitely have to try this ... thanks so much for sharing!

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  32. I was just trying to come up with what I would make for dinner tonight. Looks like this wins! Yum! xx

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  33. YUM. this looks absolutely awesome.

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  34. Comfort food at it's best! Love this recipe, your photos are AMAZING! xo ~Liz

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  35. I grew up with my mom making shepherds pie really differently than everyone else, and I've never really branched out from her way, but this one looks really good...I think I'll try it today, thanks!!

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  36. I have never actually had this dish, but your version looks awesome!

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  37. This was perfect for St. Paddy's day. I substituted 1/2 of the potatoes for cauliflower and added a cup of carrots to the meat mixture too. I almost left out the cheese; I'm glad I didn't. It was delicious and a hit with my family. P.S. Your photography is awesome.

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  38. Just tried this recipe its in the oven now. So excited to eat!!

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  39. Just tried this recipe its in the oven now. So excited to eat!!

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  40. OMG....I just made this and could not even get it on the oven before I found myself "TASTING" it! What a great recipe! Being 100% Irish, I am always looking for good spins on the classics. Thanks so much! This is a keeper.

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  41. We have tried various versions of this and they always call for tomato paste. Is there something that I can substitute for that? My family is really not crazy about the flavor of things with the paste in them. Just wondering??

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  42. You can just leave the tomato paste out - My moms version does not have tomato paste in it and it's delicious.

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  43. Thanks! I'm going to give this a try this weekend!!

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