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Individual Shepherd's Pie

Servings 6
Author Ang Paris

Ingredients

  • 2 Pie crusts prepared & thawed
  • 1 lb. Ground beef
  • ½ Onion diced
  • 2 stalks Celery diced
  • 1 tsp Thyme dried
  • ½ tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Seasoned salt
  • 2 C Frozen vegetables peas&carrots
  • 3 lbs. Potatoes peeled and chopped
  • 2 C Beef broth
  • 1 Tbsp. Flour
  • 2 Tbsp. Butter
  • ¼ C Cream
  • 6 Individual 4” foil tins or a large 6 cup muffin tin

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450 for baking crusts, then turn down to 350 for baking pies.
  • 1. Roll out pie crusts and measure by tracing the outlines of the foil tins, approximately ½ inch past the rim onto the dough, as shown. If using a muffin tin, measure the diameter of the muffin cup and add ½ inch. Place into the greased tins and overlap the dough to make fit. Prick the dough with a fork over the bottom and sides, and bake for approximately 8 minutes or until brown. When finished, let cool.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a skillet, sauté the onion and celery till translucent and add the beef. Cook thoroughly and add the seasonings. Sprinkle ½ tbsp. of flour over the beef and add the frozen vegetables. Stir together to dissolve the flour and then add 1 C of the beef stock. Continue to stir until stock thickens and forms a gravy. Take off the heat and set aside.
  • 3. In another pot, boil the potatoes until soft, drain and mash with cream and 1 Tbsp. of the butter. Set aside, covered.
  • 4. Take the crusts and spoon in the hamburger mixture until it reaches the top of the crust. Pack down slightly. Then, spoon the mashed potatoes into a mound on top of the meat. Smooth out if you wish or leave a rustic look. Repeat with the additional 5 dishes.
  • 5. Bake at 350-degrees F until the heated through.
  • 6. In a medium saucepan, combine the butter and flour over medium high heat and whisk together. Cook for 1-2 minutes to remove the raw flour taste.
  • 7. Whisk in the remaining beef stock. Cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  • 8. Top each pie with a spoonful or two of the gravy, as desired.