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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Shepherds Meatball Pie

Shepherds Pie is a big hit at our house, today I had 3 picky eaters and they gobbled up this recipe and asked for more! This one has meatballs in it, and you can use any ground meat you want! Try it

*Serves 4-6
What you need:
For the mashed potatoes:
2 lbs potatoes (about 2 large potatoes), peeled & chopped
1/3 cup milk (or a little more or less depending on your preferred consistency)
2 Tablespoons butter
salt & pepper

For the meatballs:
1lb lean ground beef(or any ground meat)
1/2 small onion, chopped small
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 egg
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup crushed cracker crumbs
salt & pepper, to taste

For the gravy:
2 Tablespoons butter
3 Tablespoons flour
14oz beef broth
1 Tablespoon soy sauce
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 cups frozen vegetable medley(your choice here of veggies) I used corn today

How to Make it:

Add potatoes to a large pot of lightly-salted cold water. Bring to a boil then cook until potatoes are

tender, but not mushy (or they will get grainy). Drain then return empty pot to stove over low heat. Melt

butter in milk then season with salt & pepper. Add drained potatoes then mash until smooth. Turn off

heat then place a lid on top of the pot to keep potatoes warm.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine meatballs ingredients in a large bowl then mix with hands until just

combined. Divide mixture into quarters then roll four meatballs out of each quarter. Place meatballs onto a

non-stick and sprayed baking sheet then bake for about 20 minutes, or until cooked through (check around 18 minutes).

Meanwhile, melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat then sprinkle in flour and whisk until smooth.

Cook until mixture is golden brown, about 2 minutes. then slowly pour in beef broth, whisking constantly.

Add soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce then switch to a wooden spoon and cook until sauce is thick and

bubbly, about 5-7, minutes stirring often.

Add frozen vegetables and a generous amount of pepper then cook

until vegetables are tender and heated through, about 3-4 minutes.

Scoop mashed potatoes onto plates then top with 4 meatballs and a scoop of gravy and serve.

~Enjoy Good Food~

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