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Cakes & Pies Shepherd Pie
From the Kitchen of Melvin

Category: Cakes & Pies
Servings: 12
Preparation Time: 1 HOUR

Recipe Ingredients

2 pounds ground chuck
1/2 yellow onion -- chopped
1/2 cup celery -- chopped
2 cloves garlic -- pressed
1/4 cup beef base
1 cup water
2 tablespoons flour
2 pounds potatoes -- peeled and boiled
1/4 stick butter
4 ounces cheddar cheese -- shredded

Recipe Directions

Sauté beef, onion, celery and garlic until done. Drain the beef mixture. Make gravy with the beef base and water and whisk in enough flour to thicken. When gravy comes to a boil, add the beef mixture. Cook and drain potatoes and mash with butter. Blanch carrots (cook briefly in boiling water) then add to beef mixture. Place beef mixture in 2-qt. casserole or baking pan. Spoon mashed potatoes on top of beef; bake 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Top with cheese and let sit until cheese is melted about 5 minutes

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