Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Shepherd's Pie

There were a lot of things to choose from to do for this English food post. I don't remember Shepherd's pie being in any of the Harry Potter books, and I know that my version is not really English...it's totally American...but it's still good!!!


1 pound ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
1 (10.75 ounce) can Campbell's® Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup (Regular or 98% Fat Free)
1 tablespoon ketchup
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 cup frozen peas and carrots
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons butter
1 1/3 cups instant mashed potato flakes or buds
(Warning: Just follow the directions on the back of the package(s) for the potatoes, this milk and butter didn't end up being enough!)

Cook beef and onion in 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat until well browned, stirring to break up meat. Pour off fat.
Stir soup, ketchup, black pepper and peas and carrots into skillet. Spoon beef mixture in 9-inch pie plate.
Heat milk and butter in 2-quart saucepan over medium-high heat to a boil. Remove from heat. Slowly stir in potatoes. Spoon potatoes over beef mixture.
Bake at 400 degrees F for 15 minutes or until potatoes are lightly browned.

And now for the pictures!

Browning beef and onions

ingredient family picture

Peas and Carrots!

I "eye-balled" this Tablespoon of ketchup...I dont think it's super accurate but it didn't ruin anything!

The lying butter and milk

Finished product! Usually the potatoes would be evenly spread...


Can you handle all this butterbeer?! How mysterious...


Mary J. Locke said...

Thank goodness for the Harry Potter Wiki! A quick google, and it is indeed mentioned! It's in Chamber of Secrets, when Harry and Ron get assigned detentions (Ron with Filch, Harry with Lockhart).

"Harry and Ron slouched into the Great Hall in states of deepest gloom, Hermione behind them, wearing a well-you-did-break-school-rules sort of expression. Harry didn't enjoy his shepherd's pie as much as he'd thought" (Rowling 119).

Mary J. Locke said...

Also, you're awesome, and so is this post. That is all. :)