Samuel Adams Irish Red Shepherd's Pie with Shamrock Potatoes

Samuel Adams Irish Red Shepherd's Pie with Shamrock Potatoes
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Shepherd's pie is a classic traditional dish to serve on St. Patrick's Day, and this recipe adds some beer to the mix to let you get your drinking and eating in at the same time. 

6
Servings
980
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 Pounds ground lamb
  • 3 Pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled
  • 2 Cups frozen peas
  • 2 Cups frozen corn kernels
  • 2 Cups diced carrots, cooked
  • 2 bottles Samuel Adams Irish Red
  • 2 Cups beef stock
  • 1 yellow onion, diced small
  • 2 Tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 Cup flour
  • 2 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/2 Cup butter, divided
  • 1 Cup milk
  • 1 Cup chives
  • 1 Cup parsley
  • 1/8 Teaspoon nutmeg

Directions

Bring a 4-quart pot of salted water to a boil. Blanch the chives and ½ cup parsley for 20 seconds, remove, and shock in ice water. Purée in blender with ¼ cup water until smooth and reserve for later use. If needed, add a little extra water to get things moving.

Cook the potatoes in salted water until tender.

Melt ¼ cup of the butter with the milk.

Mash the potatoes in mixer or by hand until smooth, add the milk and butter mixture, then season with nutmeg and salt.

Preheat a large Dutch oven or pot over high heat. Brown the lamb and onions with the remaining ¼ cup of butter.

Once the ground lamb is nicely browned, stir the garlic and tomato paste. After 30 seconds, stir in the flour, mixing well to incorporate and eliminate any lumps.

Deglaze with the Samuel Adams Irish Red beer, boil for 30 seconds, and then add the beef stock. Simmer until thickened nicely, approximately 5 minutes on low heat, taste and re-season.

Chop the remaining parsley and fold into the ground lamb mixture.

In a separate bowl, combine the frozen peas, corn kernels, and cooked carrots; season lightly with salt and pepper.

Fold in the chive and parsley purée into mashed potatoes.

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. 

To assemble the Shepard’s Pie, in a greased baking dish, first add the lamb mixture, and then top with the vegetables.

Finally, top with mashed potatoes. Wrap dish in aluminum foil then bake for 20-25 minutes or until piping hot. Carefully remove from the oven and enjoy!

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
34g
49%
Sugar
12g
13%
Saturated Fat
11g
46%
Cholesterol
203mg
68%
Carbohydrate, by difference
87g
67%
Protein
94g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
1191µg
100%
Vitamin B-12
5µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
2mg
100%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
316mg
100%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
463mg
46%
Choline, total
51mg
12%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
27g
100%
Folate, total
193µg
48%
Iron, Fe
32mg
100%
Magnesium, Mg
426mg
100%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
19mg
100%
Pantothenic acid
3mg
60%
Phosphorus, P
932mg
100%
Riboflavin
2mg
100%
Selenium, Se
44µg
80%
Sodium, Na
1222mg
81%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
299g
11%
Zinc, Zn
16mg
100%

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