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Single Serving Shepherds Pie

Single Serving Shepherds Pie is simple and easy to follow while keeping true to its Irish background. Delicious ground lamb, Dubliner Cheddar Mash, carrots, green peas, and the perfect seasoning that makes an ideal comfort food for your family to enjoy. Shepherd’s Pie is a type of savory pie with minced meat and mashed potato on top.

This is the original recipe that I used when we had little ones; it can easily be scaled down to fit your needs. I  now use a “Single” Pyrex dish method for servings since it’s just the two of us in the house.

 

Single Serving Shepherds Pie is simple and easy to follow while keeping true to its Irish background. Delicious ground lamb, Dubliner Cheddar Mash, carrots, green peas, and the perfect seasoning that makes an ideal comfort food for your family to enjoy. Shepherd's Pie is a type of savory pie with minced meat and mashed potato on top.Shepherd’s Pie is a fantastic simple supper to make for any day of the week or even for an ST. Patrick’s Day meal celebration with your favorite friends and family members.

 

 

Single Serving Shepherds Pie

  • Three pounds lean ground lamb or beef
  • Dubliner Mashed Potatoes, recipe below
  • Three carrots, sliced
  • One onion, diced
  • One cup green peas
  • One cup Dubliner Cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup beef stock
  • One tablespoon unsalted butter
  • One tablespoon olive oil
  • One clove garlic, minced
  • Two tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • One and 1/2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • Kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Add butter and olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat. Let the olive oil heat up before adding vegetables. Saute onions, carrots, and garlic until tender for about 7 minutes. Season with kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to your taste. Once the vegetables have softened and started to brown a little, add the tomato paste and mix evenly. Add the ground lamb or beef and cook until it is no longer pink, about 10 minutes. Add the Worcestershire sauce and beef stock. Season with kosher salt and fresh ground pepper, if needed.
  3. Cook and simmer vegetables and ground meat for another 10 minutes. Mix in peas at this time. Transfer mixture to an oven-proof baking single-serve Pyrex dish and spread evenly. Add Dubliner cheese to the top of the meat. Place potato mash on top of the ground meat mixture and spread out evenly once the top surface has been covered.
  4. Place the dish into the preheated 375-degree oven and cook until browned, about 30 minutes.

 

 

Dubliner Mashed Potatoes

  • Four pounds of potatoes, peeled, quartered
  • Four tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup of half and half
  • One cup of grated Dubliner Cheese
  • Kosher Salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

 

 

Directions

  1. Fill a large saucepan with cold water and a tablespoon of salt. Add potatoes to the water and bring to a boil. Let potatoes cook until soft, about 20 minutes.
  2. Once the potatoes are at the desired density, drain the potatoes and place them back into the saucepan for mashing.
  3. Add butter and cream and begin to mash potatoes into a semi-smooth consistency.
  4. Once at the desired texture, add cheese and mix well. Season with salt and pepper.

 

 

 

 

 

Shepherds Pie
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Single Serving Shepherds Pie

Single Serving Shepherds Pie is simple and easy to follow while keeping true to its Irish background… Delicious ground lamb, Dubliner Cheddar Mash, carrots, green peas and the perfect seasoning that makes a perfect comfort food for your family to enjoy.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Irish
Keyword: Shepherds Pie
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 800kcal
Author: hmccallum

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds lean ground lamb or beef
  • Dubliner Mashed Potatoes recipe below
  • 3 carrots sliced
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 cups green peas
  • 1 cup Dubliner Cheese grated
  • ½ cup beef stock
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 ½ tablespoon tomato paste
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste

Dubliner Mashed Potatoes

  • 4 pounds potatoes peeled, quartered
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup half and half
  • 1 cup grated Dubliner Cheese
  • Kosher Salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste

Instructions

Directions For Mashed Potatoes

  • Fill a large saucepan with cold water and a tablespoon of salt. Add the potatoes to the water and bring to a boil. Let potatoes cook until soft about 20 minutes.
  • Once the potatoes are at the desired density, drain the potatoes and place them back into the saucepan for mashing. Add butter and cream and begin to mash potatoes into a semi-smooth consistency. Once at desired texture add cheese and mix well.
  • Season with salt and pepper.

General Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Add butter and olive oil to a large skillet over medium heat, let the olive oil heat up before adding vegetables. Saute onions, carrots, and garlic until tender for about 7 minutes. Season with kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to your own taste.
  • Once the vegetables have softened and started to brown a little add the tomato paste and mix evenly. Add the ground lamb or beef and cook until it is no longer pink about 10 minutes. Add the Worcestershire sauce and beef stock.
  • Season with kosher salt and fresh ground pepper, if needed.
  • Cook and simmer vegetables and ground meat for another 10 minutes, mix in peas at this time. Transfer mixture to an oven-proof baking single serve Pyrex dish and spread evenly. Add Dubliner cheese to the top of meat. Place potato mash on top of ground meat mixture and spread out evenly, once the top surface has been covered.
  • Place the dish into the preheated 375-degree oven and cook until browned about 30 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 800kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 50g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Cholesterol: 172mg | Sodium: 702mg | Potassium: 1266mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 4584IU | Vitamin C: 56mg | Calcium: 481mg | Iron: 4mg

 

 

 

 

 

Single Serving Shepherds Pie

 

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    Salty Sweet Life
    March 1, 2015 at 1:46 am

    Fantastic idea to make them single serving! And I loved that you used ground lamb, too! You’re getting me in the mood for St. Patty’s day!

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