Beef Shepherd Pie 

A shepherd’s pie is basically a casserole with a layer of meat with vegetables, topped with mashed potatoes. It is then baked until well browned.

Originated from U.K, it is most commonly made from lamb. 

I recently had Shepherd Pie over lunch while doing 1 to 1 training with my colleague whom were in town 😉. The pie  was so awesome, so I decided to make something similar for dinner tonight taking advantage also in using the saffron that a good friend of mine brought it back from her recent holiday. 

Instead of using mince meat, I decided to use small beef chunk for the meaty texture. And I top it with mashed potatoes and a layer of Parmesan cheese just before popping it into the oven. A perfect combination of the potatoes and cheese top that was crispy 😍 and what’s make this mother a happy mum…. my little one (no longer so little now that he is already 12 this year), he had 2 big helpings 😉😍

Ingredients

  • 800gm beef chunk
  • 6 potatoes 🥔 (about 500gm) 
  • 1 carrot 🥕 – cut into cubes
  • 1 yellow onion – cut into cubes
  • 1 bowl of sweet corns
  • 200gm Parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • 100gm butter – cut into 2 portion
  • 100ml beef stock
  • A pinch of saffron 

Method

  1. In the pot, boil the potatoes for 20 minutes until cooked
  2. Mashed the potatoes with 50gm butter until well blended. Set aside
  3. Heat up the 50gm butter
  4. Sauté the onions until soft
  5. Add the carrot and sweet corn. Stir fry for 5 minutes
  6. Add the beef and stir fry for 3 minutes
  7. Add in the saffron and fry for 1 minute
  8. Season with salt and pepper
  9. Add in the Worcestershire sauce and stock. Stir well
  10. Bring to boil and off the fire 
  11. Pre-heat oven to 205c 
  12. Transfer to casserole. Even the meat out well
  13. Top with the mash potatoes ensuring that the whole casserole is covered evenly. Lightly rough up the potatoes
  14. Sprinkle the Parmesan cheese on top evenly
  15. Baked for 20 minutes
  16. Increase temperature to 250c and bake for another 10 minutes until the top is browned
  17. Served hot 

I turned my dinner into a East meet West dinner, serving it with my eldest’s favourite, Japchae (Korean dish) 😍🤣


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