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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Crock Pot Week: Shepherd's Pie

I haven't eaten much Shepherd's pie in the last fourteen years, because of a gross story. I won't go into the details, but let's just say it has something to do with sixth grade camp and a sickness going through the girls cabin. Yeah. But I decided to get over my fear and try it once again, because it truly was a food I loved growing up!

Shepherd's Pie

1 lb ground pork or beef
1 tbsp vinegar
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp hot pepper
1 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 tsp chili powder
1 small onion, chopped
15 ox can corn, drained
3 large potatoes
1/4 cup milk
1 tsp butter
1/4 tsp salt
dash of pepper
Shredded cheese
 I didn't switch up the ingredients too much on this one. I used a few more potatoes, but they were all small, so it evened out. I didn't measure what went into the mashed potatoes, I just mashed until they were a good consistency. I didn't know what they meant by "hot pepper" so I threw some red pepper flakes in there. Oh, and I used cheddar as my shredded cheese. Other than that, I stuck to it pretty good.

Note to self: Make sure you thaw out the ground beef beforehand, especially if you don't have a microwave to help out ;)

1. Combine pork/beef, vinegar and spices. Cook in skillet until brown. Add onion and cook until onions begin to glaze. Spread in bottom of slow cooker.
2. Spread con over meat.
3. Boil potatoes until soft. Mash with milk, butter, 1/4 tsp salt and dash of pepper. Spread over meat and corn.
4. Cover. Cook on Low 3 hours. Sprinkle top with cheese a few minutes before serving.
My Review: Tasty! This was a hit! We had friends over when I made it and it was gobbled up, people went back for seconds! I'm starting to think I should've made more... Our friend brought over some lemon garlic green beans and they made a perfect side for the dish. This was fairly easy to make, so I think it'll be a good staple in the house!

Tomorrow, the last crock pot day, I'll be posting about Tamale Chicken.

1 comment:

  1. ooo yum! This sounds really good! I tried to make Shepherd's Pie once before Daniel deployed and it turned out AWFUL! But, he loves it so I may be trying this recipe.

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