Crock-Pot Shepherd's Pie

Crock-Pot Shepherd's Pie

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This hearty casserole is a favorite in Ireland, where it was whipped up during the coldest of winters. As its name suggests, it was originally made with lamb or mutton, but these days you may be more familiar with it being made with beef. For a healthier version, try using ground chicken.

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8
Servings
128
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • ground beef or chicken
  • 4  Tablespoons  olive oil
  • One  package prepared gravy, prepared according to package instructions
  • 1/4  Cup  red wine vinegar
  • 1/4  Cup  cooking sherry
  • 2  Cups  frozen mixed vegetables, such as peas, carrots, and corn
  • medium onion, diced
  • celery stock, diced
  • cloves garlic, minced
  • 1  Tablespoon  dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • large russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2  Tablespoons  butter
  • 1  Teaspoon  black truffle oil
  • Pinch of  Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1/4  Cup  milk, plus more as needed

Directions

Combine all of the ingredients in large Crock-Pot. Set on either low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours, taking care to not lift the lid during cooking time.

Meanwhile, place the cubed potatoes in a large pot of cold, salted water. Bring the pot to a boil and let it gently boil until the potatoes are fork-tender, about 12 minutes.

Drain the potatoes and return to the pot. Place the butter, seasoning, and truffle oil inside the pot with the potatoes and beat together with a hand mixer. Slowly add the milk as you are mixing, until you reach a desired consistency.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In an oven-safe baking dish, pour the stew in and spread it to evenly distribute. Spread a layer of the mashed potatoes over it. Brush lightly with milk. Place in the oven, uncovered, and bake for up to 30 minutes, or until the mashed potatoes are lightly browned. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.  

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
9g
13%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
7g
29%
Cholesterol
2mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
11g
8%
Protein
1g
2%
Vitamin A, RAE
10µg
1%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
12µg
13%
Calcium, Ca
38mg
4%
Choline, total
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
6µg
2%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
10mg
3%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
14mg
2%
Sodium, Na
74mg
5%
Water
61g
2%

Crock-Pot Shopping Tip

Try to create a balanced meal when shopping: look for a starch, a protein, and some greens.

Crock-Pot Cooking Tip

When preparing meals try to avoid repetition of similar foods and flavors - aim for variety in textures, colors, and cooking methods.