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Easy Shepherd's Pie (Beef And/or Lamb Combo)

 
One serving costs about $2.51 One serving costs about $2.51

$2.51 per serving

2 people like this recipe

2 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

6 lunch,main course,main dish,dinner European,Irish
spoonacular Score:70%

Spoonacular Score: 70%

 

The recipe Easy Shepherd's Pie (Beef And/or Lamb Combo) could satisfy your Scottish craving in roughly 45 minutes. One serving contains 597 calories, 30g of protein, and 41g of fat. For $2.52 per serving, this recipe covers 30% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. 2 people have tried and liked this recipe. If you have 1%% milk, onion, ground lamb, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. To use up the onion you could follow this main course with the Candy Corn Cupcakes as a dessert. It works well as an affordable main course. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 72%. This score is solid. Try Beef-and-Lamb Shepherd's Pie, Paleo Shepherd’s Pie, and Easy to Make Dinner Combo for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
1 cup
1 cup beef stock
beef stock
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps butter
butter
1
1  carrot
carrot
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps sour cream cheese
sour cream cheese
1 large
1 large egg yolk
egg yolk
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps flour
flour
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps fresh parsley leaves
fresh parsley leaves
2 tsps
2 tsps fresh thyme
fresh thyme
1.75 lb
1.75 lb ground lamb
ground lamb
0.5 cups
0.5 cups milk
milk
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp olive oil
olive oil
1
1  onion
onion
0.5 cups
0.5 cups frozen peas
frozen peas
2 lb
2 lb potatoes
potatoes
some
some black salt and pepper
black salt and pepper
1 tsp
1 tsp sweet paprika
sweet paprika
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps tomato paste
tomato paste
2 tsps
2 tsps worcestershire
worcestershire
1 cup beef stock
1 cup
beef stock
2 Tbsps butter
2 Tbsps
butter
1  carrot
1
carrot
2 Tbsps sour cream cheese
2 Tbsps
sour cream cheese
1 large egg yolk
1 large
egg yolk
2 Tbsps flour
2 Tbsps
flour
2 Tbsps fresh parsley leaves
2 Tbsps
fresh parsley leaves
2 tsps fresh thyme
2 tsps
fresh thyme
1.75 lb ground lamb
1.75 lb
ground lamb
0.5 cups milk
0.5 cups
milk
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp
olive oil
1  onion
1
onion
0.5 cups frozen peas
0.5 cups
frozen peas
2 lb potatoes
2 lb
potatoes
some black salt and pepper
some
black salt and pepper
1 tsp sweet paprika
1 tsp
sweet paprika
2 Tbsps tomato paste
2 Tbsps
tomato paste
2 tsps worcestershire
2 tsps
worcestershire

Equipment

casserole dish
casserole dish
broiler
broiler
frying pan
frying pan
whisk
whisk
bowl
bowl
casserole dish
casserole dish
broiler
broiler
frying pan
frying pan
whisk
whisk
bowl
bowl


Instructions

  1. Boil potatoes in salted water until tender, about 12 minutes. Drain potatoes and pour them into a bowl.
  2. Combine cream cheese (or sour cream), egg yolk and milk (or heavy cream). Add the cream mixture into potatoes and mash until potatoes are almost smooth.
  3. While potatoes boil, preheat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add oil to hot pan with beef and/or lamb.
  4. Season meat with salt and pepper. Brown and crumble meat for 3 or 4 minutes. If you are using lamb and the pan is fatty, spoon away some of the drippings.
  5. Add chopped carrot* and onion to the meat. Cook veggies with meat 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  6. NOTE:*by finely chopping the carrots, they will cook a little faster.
  7. Add the thyme.
  8. OPTIONAL Add the tomato paste, which gives the meat filling a richer flavor.
  9. In a second small skillet over medium heat cook butter and flour together 2 minutes. Whisk in broth and Worcestershire sauce. Thicken gravy 1 minute. Add gravy to meat and vegetables. Stir in peas.
  10. Preheat broiler to high.
  11. Fill a small rectangular casserole with meat and vegetable mixture. Spoon potatoes over meat evenly.
  12. Top potatoes with paprika and broil 6 to 8 inches from the heat until potatoes are evenly browned. Top casserole dish with chopped parsley and serve

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $2.57
Ingredient
1 cup beef stock
2 tablespoons butter
1 carrot
2 tablespoons sour cream cheese
1 large egg yolk
2 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves
2 teaspoons fresh thyme
1.75 pounds ground lamb
½ cups milk
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion
½ cups frozen peas
2 pounds potatoes
1 teaspoon sweet paprika
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 teaspoons worcestershire
Price
$0.77
$0.24
$0.11
$0.30
$0.23
$0.02
$0.32
$0.21
$10.57
$0.17
$0.17
$0.24
$0.64
$1.21
$0.06
$0.13
$0.07
$15.44

Tips

Health Tips

  • Some bouillon/stock products contain gluten, some don't. If you are following a gluten-free diet, always read product labels carefully.

  • Studies have shown people who drink full fat milk are thinner than those who drink low-fat or fat-free milk instead. Keep that in mind before you decide to swap. If you want to go dairy free, however, you can replace milk with unsweetened soy milk in most recipes.

  • You can easily swap half of the white flour in most recipes for whole wheat flour to add some fiber and protein. It does result in a heavier dough, so for cookies, cakes, etc., you might try swapping in whole wheat pastry flour.

  • Egg yolks are high in cholesterol, leading some people to recommend eating only egg whites or limiting egg consumption to one egg per day. However, new research suggests you might go ahead and eat your whole eggs. It turns out egg yolk contains valuable nutrients (the cartenoids that make it yellow are great for eye health, folic acid is great for brain health, and it has vitamins A, E, D, and K) and dietary cholesterol seems to have little influence on blood cholesterol levels.

  • get more health tips

Price Tips

  • If you find meat (especially grassfed and/or organic meat!) on sale, stock up and freeze it. Ground meat will stay good 3-4 months, while steaks, chops, etc., will be fine for at least 4 months.

  • Fresh herbs can be expensive, so don't let them go to waste. If you have any leftovers, you might be able to freeze them. The Kitchn recommends freezing hardy herbs like rosemary and thyme in olive oil, while Better Homes and Gardens suggests using freezer bags to freeze basil, chives, mint, and more.

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • Fresh herbs should be added toward the end of the cooking process — even at the very last minute?especially delicate herbs like cilantro, basil, and dill. Hardier herbs like bay leaves, rosemary, and thyme can be added earlier.

  • Make sure you cook ground meat thoroughly. Grinding meat creates a lot of surface area that bacteria can grow on, so eating undercooked ground meat poses a real health risk.

  • If you need to soften a block of cream cheese before using it, you can unwrap it and heat it in the microwave on high for 10-15 seconds at a time until it is soft enough.

  • Butter's incredible flavor has made it an extremely popular cooking fat, but it is important to know that butter has the lowest smoke point of almost any cooking fat. This means butter literally starts to smoke at a lower temperature than most other fats between 250-350 degrees Fahrenheit. So while butter is great for cooking at lower temperatures, you should probably use canola oil, coconut oil, or another oil with a higher smoke point for frying and other high temperature cooking.

  • get more cooking tips

Green Tips

  • To avoid antibiotics, hormones, and other nasties in your milk, choose organic whenever possible. If you can't afford organic, look for milk labeled hormone and antibiotic free. It is often less expensive.

  • Worcestershire sauce often contains anchovies, so if you are vegan, vegetarian, or allergic to seafood, be sure to look for a brand that doesn't!

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
596 Calories
29g Protein
40g Total Fat
28g Carbs
26% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
596
30%

Fat
40g
62%

  Saturated Fat
17g
112%

Carbohydrates
28g
10%

  Sugar
4g
5%

Cholesterol
144mg
48%

Sodium
496mg
22%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
29g
59%

Manganese
1mg
54%

Vitamin B12
3µg
54%

Vitamin B3
10mg
53%

Vitamin A
2437IU
49%

Iron
8mg
45%

Copper
0.87mg
43%

Selenium
29µg
43%

Zinc
5mg
37%

Potassium
1210mg
35%

Phosphorus
344mg
34%

Vitamin C
28mg
34%

Vitamin B6
0.65mg
33%

Vitamin K
33µg
32%

Vitamin B2
0.49mg
29%

Fiber
5g
22%

Magnesium
80mg
20%

Folate
77µg
19%

Vitamin B1
0.28mg
19%

Vitamin B5
1mg
16%

Calcium
122mg
12%

Vitamin E
1mg
8%

Vitamin D
0.65µg
4%

covered percent of daily need

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