Wednesday, September 22, 2010

In my dreams

Tim informed me yesterday that for two days
I have been talking in my sleep about shepherd's pie.
I have never eaten shepherd's pie, but I do remember dreaming about pies.
Blueberry, marionberry, peach & apple pies.....but not shepherd's pie.

I plan on making a roast for dinner tomorrow and with the left overs I think I will make this Paula Deen creation.

Shepherd's Pie from Leftover Beef Roast and Mashed Potatoes


  • 1 small onion, peeled and chopped
  • 14 tablespoons butter, divided (1 stick plus 3/4 stick)
  • 1 1/2 pounds leftover pot roast, cubed
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 8 to 10 medium red new potatoes
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups instant biscuit mix
  • 1 1/2 cups niblet corn or mixed vegetables, prepared according to package dire


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Pot Roast Layer:

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, saute onion in 2 tablespoons butter. Add pot roast and cook until browned. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Set aside.

Potato Layer:

Peel and slice potatoes 1/4-inch thick. Place in a saucepan, cover with cold water, and bring to a boil. Cook for approximately 15 minutes or until fork tender. Drain potatoes and transfer to a mixing bowl. Whip potatoes with an electric mixer, mixing until moderately smooth. Don't over beat them; a few lumps are nice. Add 1/2 cup heated milk, 1 stick butter, and sour cream. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Whip again until mixed. Adjust thickness by adding more milk, if desired.

Biscuit Layer:

Combine biscuit mix and 1 1/2 cups of milk. The mix should be thinner than that of normal biscuit mix but not runny.

Spray a 9 by 9 by 2-inch pan (or any similar casserole dish) with cooking spray. Layer mashed potatoes halfway up the sides of the dish. Next, spread a layer of corn or mixed vegetables on top of the potatoes. Then add the layer of pot roast and onions with gravy. Pour the biscuit mix over the meat. Melt 4 tablespoons of butter and drizzle over top. Bake for approximately 35 to 45 minutes or until top is golden brown. Let stand for a few minutes before serving.


Lindsey @ FRESH AIR + FRESH FOOD said...

Looks good Christy! I just might have to make a shepards pie this week! I'm already making marionberry!

Christy said...

I love marionberry, I have a recipe on my blog for a super easy and delicious marionberry recipe if you wanted one?