Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Now that winter is here, we make more suppers in the oven. One that my spouse makes is Sheperd's Pie. Traditionally, it's made with ground lamb, but we don't often have ground lamb so we use ground beef instead.
1 pound lean ground beef - we use 93% lean
1 cup oats
1 cup milk
1/2 cup barbecue sauce
1 teaspoon Better than Bullion
enough mashed potatoes to cover the top
Stir the beef eggs, oats, milk barbecue sauce, bullion and onion all together like you would a meatloaf. Put this in the bottom of a 9 inch glass pie plate. Cover with a layer of cheddar cheese slices. Cover this with enough mashed potatoes to cover the top. Usually this is 6 medium pototatoes, smashed with some milk and a couple tablespoons of butter. Bake at 400 for 30 minutes, then reduce temperature to 300 and bake another 15 minutes.
This year we had some roasted sweet peppers and put a layer of those between the meat and cheese. That was excellent!
This feeds six people.