Shepards Pie Stuffed Potatoes

Shepard’s Pie Stuffed Potatoes {buzzfeed.com}

  • ground beef
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ onion (brown, white or yellow), diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1½ cups frozen mixed vegetables (pea, corn, carrots) (or fresh) – I used 1 can of peas and I chopped up some baby carrots
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 cup beef stock/broth
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • Black pepper
  • 1/2 cup Worcestershire – (this stuff makes it so add a little more if you want!) I added a ton lol.
  • 4 large potatoes, scrubbed clean (about 400g/13oz each)
  • ½ to 1 cup milk (full or low fat)
  • 2 tbsp butter (optional – but highly recommended)
  • Salt to taste

Preheat oven to 350F.

Prepare the Potatoes and Mash

  1. Stab the potatoes with a fork (about 6 times on each potato) and microwave on high for 5 minutes. Then turn and microwave for a further 5 minutes. Pierce with a knife to check if they are cooked. Make sure they are soft!
  2. Remove from microwave, Cut off the tops and scoop out the center using a spoon, leaving a fairly thin skin.
  3. Place the potato scooped out in a bowl. Add milk, butter and salt and mash with a potato masher until smooth, or to your liking.

Filling

  1. Meanwhile, make the filling. Heat the olive oil in a large fry pan over medium high heat.
  2. Add onion and garlic, sautee for 2 minutes until softened.
  3. Turn up heat to high. Add mince beef (ground beef) and cook, breaking up the mince as you go, until nicely browned and cooked about 3 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle over flour and stir to combine.
  5. Add remaining ingredients and stir to combine. Bring to simmer and continue to stir until the sauce is thick and glossy around 2 minutes.
  6. pour in Worcestershire sauce
    1. Fill each potato with the Filling so it is slightly heaped. Push down lightly to pack the filling in well.
    2. Pipe over the mashed potato, or scoop it on with a spoon then fluff it up with a fork. You probably won’t use all of it so you can save the remainder or serve it on the side.
    3. Place in the oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes until the mashed potato is starting to brown on the ridges
    4. TADA!

 

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