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how do you make a really good shepherds pie?

asked by @ajlittler over 7 years ago

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drbabs
drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added over 7 years ago

Here are two from the site that you might try:
http://www.food52.com/recipes...

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Lucia from Madison
added over 7 years ago

This was my mom's recipe. And you can use whatever meat you's like-
http://sowhatareyoumakingfordinner...

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usuba dashi
added over 7 years ago

Think like a shepard . . we are talking lamb. The original was made from lamb. Now keep thinking like a shepard . . they did not have a meat grinder, instead they would cut the lamb into small dice and cook very slowly to break down the dice into shreds ( much like real Southwest chili is made). If you start this way as a base, use a recipe for all the other bits, you will end up with the best shepard's pie ever. My recipe is never the same every time, except for the lamb, since I use what come out of my garden at what time of the year.

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pauljoseph
added over 7 years ago

try this recipe http://www.food52.com/recipes...

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pierino
pierino

pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.

added over 7 years ago

I'm down with what usuba dashi say's here. Fortunately I live in lamb country, and I'm able to buy really good fresh lamb locally as opposed to the stuff from Australia and NZ which sells at Costco and smells "off" from the moment you open the package. While I do approve of the "snipping" technique I do actually grind my own and season it by hand.

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