Sheperd’s Pie

Did you miss me?? Haven’t had time for the blog lately but I’m going to try harder I promise!

I was really in the mood for Sheperd’s Pie this weekend. I searched around for a recipe I thought looked good and stumbled upon Alton Brown’s version from the Food Network. I saw that the prep time was 45 minutes so I thought that wasn’t so bad. Ok…this took me waaaay longer to make. A little over an hour. But that is probably not Alton’s fault. I have two kids and they constantly NEED ALL THE THINGS!  So although it took me a long time to prep, it was worth every scrumptious bite! The fresh herbs in the recipe were a pain to cut up, but they really enhance the flavor. Sometimes Shepard’s Pie can be bland and you just want to scrape the mashies off the top…but not with this recipe!! Sooo good and definitely adding to my favorite recipes to make. It’s especially good as leftovers on a snowy day. I speak from experience! 🙂

Full recipe can be found here:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/shepherds-pie-recipe2.html

The only alteration I made was to substitute “meatloaf mix” for the ground lamb because I don’t like how lamb tastes.  Meatloaf is a tastier sub than straight up ground beef. It’s 1/3 beef, 1/3 veal and 1/3 pork.

In addition, I served this with mango chutney because a dear friend brought me a sheperd’s pie after I had baby #2 and she brought mango chutney with it and it was AWESOME!! Totally enhances the flavor! Try it!!

 

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