Fully Loaded Shepherd's Pie


With bacon and Cheddar cheese, this lamb shepherd’s pie is pure comfort food. 


Ingredients List:

  • 1 pkg (350 g) SunGold Seasoned Lamb for Shepherd’s Pie
  • 2 strips bacon, chopped
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) chopped fresh rosemary
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp (30 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups (300 mL) chicken broth
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) finely chopped parsley

Mashed Potato Topping:

  • 1 lb (500 g) Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) milk (approx.)
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) butter, at room temperature
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) each salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) shredded Cheddar cheese

Preparation & Directions:

  • Heat large skillet set over medium heat; cook bacon for 2 to 3 minutes or until lightly crisped and most of fat has rendered.
  • Add lamb; cook for about 5 minutes or until starting to brown.
  • Add onion, carrot, celery, garlic and rosemary; cook for about 5 minutes or until vegetables start to soften.
  • Add tomato paste; cook for 1 minute.
  • Sprinkle flour over top and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
  • Slowly stir in chicken broth and bring to boil; reduce heat to low and cook for 10 to 15 minutes or until mixture is thickened and vegetables are tender.
  • Stir in green onions and parsley.
  • Divide mixture among four 1-cup (250 mL) ramekins. 

Mashed Potato Topping:

  • Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).  
  • In saucepan, cook potatoes in boiling salted water for 15 to 18 minutes or until fork-tender; drain well.
  • Return potatoes to saucepan.
  • Add milk, butter, salt and pepper; mash until smooth, adding up to 1 tbsp (15 mL) more milk if necessary. 
  • Top each shepherd’s pie with potato topping.
  • Sprinkle cheese evenly over top; bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until cheese melts and filling is heated through.

Tip:

  • Use 8-oz (250 mL) foil cups in place of ramekins if desired. 
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Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 55 minutes

Serves: 4

 

Nutrition Facts (Per 1/4 recipe)

  • Calories 491
  • Fat 29g
  • Cholesterol 97mg
  • Sodium 1021mg
  • Carbohydrate 32g
  • Fibre 4g
  • Sugars 5g
  • Protein 26g
  • Vitamin A 30% DV
  • Vitamin C 30% DV
  • Calcium 20% DV
  • Iron 20% DV