Saturday, March 9, 2013


Dinner is ready!  Come and get it..........This is Maine's comfort food at its best.  Shepard's pie is easy to make and everyone will enjoy this meal. For me it's the meal you don't want to end, or for the bowl to be empty. Serve this meal in a soup bowl and eat with a soup spoon. Sit on the couch and watch TV.
 Growing up mother goose (my mother) would make Shepard's pie. She was a wonderful cook,  I don't have many of her recipes, most of her cooking and baking was in her head. 
 I had to go on a search, I searched high and low, wrote down a few ingredients from one blog and something else from another and what I came up with is this.  I can't give credit because I was bad and didn't keep track of where it all came from.

I made it a few times to get it to what we both agreed on. Their are so many different recipes for Shepard's pie. Some add green beans, or carrots some start with lamb but this is what my mother made for us growing up.  I think I am hungry.
 Enjoy Andi     

In your fry pan or black cast iron deep sided pan add:

1 pound of ground chuck
1 chopped onion, medium size
cook this until no longer pink, drain the fat and set this aside
Add to the spider pan:
1 can (15 ounce) can of beef broth
1/4 cup of flour
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp season salt
salt and pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
2 TBSP of ketchup
whisk this together and continue to cook over med low heat until thick.  Add the drained chuck and onion. Mix. Spread this mixture even in the spider.  

Spread over the beef mixture:
1 (15 ounce) can cream style corn
1 (15 ounce) can of whole kernel corn

Mashed potato:
4-6 potato's 
peel, and quarter them and boil till done. 
Drain, add some butter, sour cream (good size scoop) handful of shredded cheddar cheese, and some warm milk and beat till no lumps. Just add a little at a time cause you can always add more. 
Spread this like frosting a cake on top of the corn, sprinkle with paparika and bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes til bubbly.  


                                                                  Happy Baking, Andi

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  1. This looks really hearty and tasty!

  2. Looks great!!

    I don't comment often as for some reason it seems to reject my comment at least five times before finally allowing me to post, but I read always.

  3. Glad to see you are back Andi! This shepard's pie looks fabulous. I love the addition of creamed corn. Thanks for sharing such a great recipe...comfort good galore!

  4. I absolutely LOVE shepherd's pie. This recipe looks great.

  5. Hi Andi,
    This looks awesome! I grew up having creamed corn on my Shepherd's Pie but I love the other ingredients you added! I've got to try it your way! Thanks for sharing on Melt in Your Mouth Monday! Pinned! :)

  6. This sounds wonderful! We love to get Shepherd's Pie when we eat out, but I should try to make it. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe!

  7. I've never made Shepherd's Pie, but from reading your recipe I know my hubbie would love it! Thanks for visiting me

  8. Looks hearty and satisfying! I love the big mound of mash potato! My mom is the same, she never uses a recipe, it's all in her head! I need to writing down her recipes!

  9. It must contain a thick layer of creamy mashed potatoes, with cheese. Yes--you got it right, my mother made something similar. She would often use leftover gravy from Sunday dinner--she made the best gravy!
    Can't wait to try this delicious comfort food.

  10. This sounds soooooooo good. I need to make one soon. Hugs, Marty

  11. This is my favourite dish, yet I have never made it myself because I thought it was too complicated. You make me think I could do this!!

  12. Hi Andi,
    Your Shepard's Pie looks so comforting, we love a dish like this. Have a great St. Patrick’s Day and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  13. Mmmm, true comfort food! This looks delicious!

  14. How funny--we just had Sheepards Pie tonight too-and my recipe is different as well! :) I will have to post it soon--yours looks good though!