These “baby” shepherd’s pies sort of tie into something I promised I would talk about. Baby.
Okay…maybe that’s true for a while. What is more true is that your entire life changes…it’s not about you anymore. It’s all about the baby. Your time, your energy, your efforts are all directed towards the baby.
Baby Shepherd's Pie
- 4 medium russet potatoes, washed well
- 2 tablespoon light oil
- 1 cup cooked ground beef
- 1/2 cup frozen veggies (I used peas, corns, and green beans)
- 1/4 cup diced carrots
- 1/4 cup diced celery
- 1 small onion, diced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 1 tsp dried parsley
- 3 tablespoon butter
- 1/4 cup milk or more to taste
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Pre-heat oven to 400 Degrees F. Poke the potatoes all over with a fork. Place the potatoes on a baking tray and bake in the oven for 60 minutes, or until a fork poked through goes in easily.
- While the potatoes are baking, make the filling by sautéing the onion, garlic, carrots, and celery in the oil for 5-6 minutes, until slightly soft. Add the ground beef, frozen mixed veggies, tomato paste, chicken broth, and parsley/salt/pepper. Stir together and cook on low for 5-6 minutes, until the flavors are combined and everything is heated through. It should resemble a thick gravy.
- When the potatoes are done baking, slice off the top 1/3 portion. Scoop out the inside of the potato, leaving about 1/4 edge all around the potato. Be sure not to take out too much potato filling. This way, the filling won't leak through the potato bowl.
- Make the mashed potato using the scooped out potatoes. Since it is still warm, just mash it with a fork, add the butter and enough milk to make it smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Place each potato bowl onto the baking tray again. Place about 3-4 tablespoon of the filling into each bowl. Top with mashed potatoes.
- Bake the potatoes again for 20 minutes at 400 Degrees F until the tips are nicely browned.
- Let cool for 5-10 minutes and serve hot.
These make great leftovers too! If any more mashed potato and filling is left, just layer into a bowl or dish and bake or warm in oven.
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