Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

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Shepherd's Pie Recipe using Leftover Taco Meat
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 4
  • Calories: 452
  • Fat: 17 g
  • Carbohydrates: 52.5 g
  • Sodium: 295 mg
  • Fiber: 7.3 g
  • Protein: 23.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 65 mg
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Mexican
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Shepherd’s pie can be made with the help of unused meat which is left behind once you make tacos. You will require a few commonly found ingredients to complete this recipe. It is a tasty dish with a potato crust on top, and a beef and vegetable filling underneath.
  • Potato Topping:
  • Russet potatoes (diced) - 2
  • Salt - ¼ tsp
  • Egg yolk - 1
  • Filling:
  • Leftover beef - 12 ounces
  • Onions - 1 cup diced
  • Black pepper - ½ tsp
  • Thyme - ½ tsp dried
  • Chili powder - 1 tsp
  • Carrots - 2 cups shredded
  • Fresh green beans - 1 cup chopped
  • Frozen corn - ½ cup
  • Tomato paste - 2tbsp
  • Low-sodium chicken stock - 1 cup
  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Put the potatoes in a sauce pan and fill it with cold water; the water should cover the potatoes completely.
  3. Put a lid on the pot and put it on the stove over medium heat to boil.
  4. When it starts boiling, reduce it to a simmer, and cook the potatoes for 10 minutes until they get soft.
  5. Start to prepare the filling while the potatoes are cooking: Put a shallow pan on the stove over medium heat and add in onions and beef; stir it all about and let the beef brown a little.
  6. Add the beans, spices, carrots and tomato paste to the pan, and give it another stir. Let it simmer over medium heat for around 3 minutes.
  7. Pour in the chicken stock and the corn, and give it another stir.
  8. Take the pan off the heat and put the vegetable and beef mixture in the casserole dish - spread it out as the base layer.
  9. The potatoes will be done by then. With the help of a ricer or masher, mash the potatoes after draining them.
  10. Add the salt and egg yolk to the mashed potatoes.
  11. Spread a thick even layer of this potato mixture on top of the vegetable and beef layer.
  12. Put it in the preheated oven for around 10 minutes, until the potatoes brown a little.
  13. Serve hot, with a fresh salad.


  • 1

    Salad that goes well with Shepherd's Pie:

    Fresh Apricot Thai Salad

    Fresh salad is the perfect way to enhance the taste of the Shepherd's Pie. Besides, it is extremely easy to prepare as well.

    fresh apricot thai salad
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