Real Food Shepherds Pie
1 1/2 lb ground beef (or venison)
3 Tbsp butter or oil for frying
1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
2 eggs, separated
1/2 cup butter
8 potatoes, cooked and mashed
1 Tbsp ketchup
4 cups homemade beef stock
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 tsp garlic powder (or 1 clove garlic)
Sea salt & fresh pepper to taste
Parmesan cheese to top
Step One: Brown beef and onion in butter or oil. Mix in ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, salt & pepper. Add beef stock and cook covered for 15-20 minutes. Now is the time to taste it and make sure its perfect.
Step Two: Beat egg yolks until light. In a separate bowl beat egg white until stiff.
Step Three: Mix egg yolks, cream, 1/2 c butter and garlic into the mashed potatoes. Fold in the egg whites.
Step Four: Put meat mixture in bottom of large casserole dish. Top with mashed potato mixture. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
Step Five: Bake 350 degrees for 40 minutes, until puffed and brown.
This is a huge hit in my house and I always make a triple batch. We eat one and the other two go in the freezer. You can freeze it before baking also, which makes it a very fast dinner during the week. I have also made this in individual lunch sized pirex dishes and baked them that way, then you have a fast and easy lunch food.