This easy to put together dish is delicious and will be a family favorite at your dinner table. Shepherd’s pie is such a comforting dish, especially when it’s cold and rainy outside, I served it in small baking dishes at a recent party so guests can have a traditionally served dinner dish as a “small bite”. I served it to many happy party goers at a recent St. Patrick’s Day party and they all happily gobbled it up. The use of frozen mixed vegetables makes putting together this dish quick and easy and a tip to get this dinner to your table really easy is to buy some mashed potatoes from your deli counter at the store when you buy the other ingredients…don’t slave away at your stove all day, you have things to get done. So, snuggle up next to the fireplace and enjoy!
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound of ground Lamb
1 medium onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
¼ teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
¼ teaspoon kosher or sea salt
½ teaspoon smoked paprika
½ teaspoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon fresh minced rosemary
1 tablespoon flour
3 tablespoons tomato paste
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
½ cup of dry white wine
2 ½ cups of frozen mixed vegetables
3 cups mashed potatoes
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
- In a large heavy skillet over medium heat the olive oil and brown the meat, breaking it up and adding the onion and garlic and cook for 5 minutes.
- Add the pepper, salt, paprika, thyme and rosemary and stir until combined, add the flour, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce and white wine and stir until well combined, mixing until thickened, about 5 minutes, stir in the frozen mixed vegetables
- Pour into a 2 quart casserole dish and top with mashed potatoes, evenly smoothing over to the edge, if you want to be fancy, you can put the mashed potatoes in a pastry bag and pipe a design out or use a fork and drag it lightly over the edge creating grooves.
- Bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until bubbly and brown
- Serves 4