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                            Basic Shepherds Pie
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Beef                             Beef Ground
                 Casseroles                       Potatoes
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    5      large         Sweet potatoes -- quartered
      1/4  cup           milk
    2      tablespoons   butter
                         pinch nutmeg
                         salt & pepper to taste
    2      tablespoons   vegetable oil
    2      medium        onions -- diced
    1      stalk         celery -- finely chopped
    1      medium        carrot -- diced
    1      teaspoon      dried thyme
      1/4  teaspoon      chili flakes
    1      pound         lean ground beef
    2      cups          cooked  roast beef -- diced
    3      tablespoons   flour
      1/3  cup           beef broth
    2      tablespoons   tomato paste
    2      tablespoons   Worcestershire sauce
 
     Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
    1. Bring large pot of water to a boil, cook potatoes until tender, about 20 
 minutes; drain.
    2. Add milk, butter, nutmeg, salt and pepper to potatoes and mash until smoo
 th and fluffy.
    3. Saute onions, carrot, and celery in oil over medium heat for 5 minutes.  
 Sprinkle with thyme and chili flakes.
    4. Add ground beef, and cook until no longer pink.
    5. Stir in roast beef, sprinkle with flour, then pour in beef broth, tomato 
 paste,worcestershire ssauce, salt & pepper; stir well. Reduce heat and cook for
  5 minutes.
    6. Spread meat mixture in a square casserole, spread mashed potatoes over to
 p and bake 35-45 minutes until heated through.
    7. Place under broiler for 1 minute.
 
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