Shepherd's Pie Recipe
It is a very delicious meal with a quality meat. When the ground beef is bad, no matter what dish you cook, there is no successful result. That's why I recommend that you buy ground beef from a butcher you know, instead of buying it from a random place. Butchers, who have been doing this business for years, will direct you to the right meat or ground beef with the right fat ratio when you tell them which dish to cook. Many are also very helpful with cooking methods. Since there is a constant circulation of personnel in the markets, people do not take ownership of their jobs. There will certainly be exceptions, but this is usually the case.
Also, the hygienic conditions of the markets have always made me nervous, frankly. Meat is a food that can produce bacteria very quickly. Although the front is glass-enclosed, the section on the employees' side of the showcases is generally open. Thousands of people enter and leave the markets every day. Millions of germs and bacteria are carried by shoes. The children are running around, picking up the dust on the floor, etc. That's why market conditions are not very suitable for storing foods that are very susceptible to bacterial production, so I think.
Enjoy the recipe...
- 400 g of ground beef,
- 1 large onion, chopped,
- 2 tbsp of tomato purée,
- 3 tbsp of vegetable oil,
- 1/2 cup of canned diced carrots,
- 1/2 cup of canned peas,
- 1/2 cup of canned dices potatoes,
- 1 cup of hot water,
- Salt and black pepper to taste.
For Potato Purée;
- 3 potatoes,
- 1 cup of grated parmesan cheese,
- 1/2 cup of milk,
- Salt and black pepper.
- Peel and quarter potatoes, boil in salted water until tender (about 20 minutes),
- While the potatoes are cooking, heat vegetable oil in large frying pan,
- Sauté onions in oil until tender over medium heat (10 mins),
- Add tomato purée and cook 2-3 mins,
- Add ground beef and sauté until no longer pink,
- Add canned carrots, peas and potatoes and stir,
- Add salt and pepper,
- Add hot water and cook, uncovered, over low heat for 10 minutes,
- Mash potatoes in bowl with milk and half of parmesan, season to taste,
- Place beef and onions in baking dish,
- Distribute mashed potatoes on top,
- Sprinkle the remaining parmesan on top,
- Cook in 190 C degrees oven until bubbling and brown (about 30 minutes).