Shepherd's Pie

1 hourServes 4
Shepard's Pie little big meal

Ingredients

  • ¼ c. The Fresh Market Extra Virgin Olive Oil, divided
  • 1 Shepherd’s Pie Vegetable Kit
  • 2 c. The Fresh Market Beef Stock
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 2 tbsp. all purpose flour
  • 1½ lb. Yukon Gold Whipped Potatoes

Shepherd's Pie Vegetable Kit:

  • 4 tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1 c. celery, chopped
  • 1 c. baby peeled carrots, chopped
  • ⅔ c. white onion, chopped
  • 1 c. green peas
  • 3 chives sprigs

Directions

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1Sauté veggies

Preheat oven to 350˚F. Heat 2 tbsp. of extra virgin olive oil in a large 12 inch cast-iron or oven safe skillet over medium-high heat. Add the celery, carrots, onions and garlic from the vegetable kit, reserving the peas and chives. Sauté the vegetables for 3-5 minutes to soften.

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2Warm stock

While veggies sauté, warm stock in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add 2 tbsp. of broth to the veggies to deglaze. Transfer vegetable mixture to a bowl and set aside. Wipe out skillet with paper towel.

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3Brown ground beef

Heat the remaining 2 tbsp. of oil in the same skillet over medium high heat. Distribute the ground beef evenly over the pan for better browning. Break into small pieces as it cooks and browns, about 5 minutes. Turn down the heat to medium-low and sprinkle flour over the cooked ground beef. Stir the meat and flour together and cook for 1-2 minutes.

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4Add reserved veggies

Add 1 ½ cups hot stock to the floured ground beef, stirring quickly to prevent lumps as the sauce will thicken very fast. Cook another 1-2 minutes and remove from heat. Add the reserved vegetables and peas to the beef mixture and stir to combine.

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5Spread potatoes

Stir together the remaining stock and mashed potatoes in a medium bowl. Spoon potatoes over the beef and veggie mixture. Gently spread the potatoes over the surface as evenly as possible. Note – If not using an oven safe skillet, pour mixture into 9”x9” baking dish before topping with mashed potatoes.

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6Bake and serve

Place skillet on a sheet tray and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until bubbling. Let cool slightly and garnish the top with finely diced chives.