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©2019 FOODIE NATION LIMITED TRINIDAD & TOBAGO 

Trini Shepherd's Pie Recipe

March 10, 2020

 

Yield: 4 to 6 Servings

 

INGREDIENTS

 

Potato - 3 lb
Unsalted Butter - 4 oz
Cooking Margarine - 2 oz
Salt - to taste
Black Pepper - to taste
Minced Beef - 1 lb
Oil - 1/4 cup
Diced Onion - 1/4 cup
Garlic - 1 tbsp (finely chopped)
Pimento - 1/4 cup (finely chopped)
Scallions - 1/8 cup (finely chopped)
Chadon Beni/Culantro - 1/8 (finely chopped)
Fine Thyme - 4 sprigs
Ketchup - 1/4 cup
Salt - to taste
Black Pepper - to taste
New Zealand Cheddar Cheese - 4 oz (grated)

 

METHOD

 

  1. Peel and dice potatoes into 1” cubes.

  2. Wash and submerge potato in boiling salted water.

  3. Allow to cook until very tender.

  4. Strain and immediately return to hot pot.

  5. Add butter, cooking margarine, salt and black pepper.

  6. Mash until you reach an even consistency.

  7. Set aside.

  8. Preheat oven to 375°F.

  9. Heat a medium size sauté pan over medium heat.

  10. Add oil.

  11. Once oil is hot, add beef.

  12. Break up the beef and turn continuously, preventing it from clumping up (about 2 minutes).

  13. Add onion, garlic, pimento, chive, chadon beni and thyme.

  14. Mix until fully incorporated.

  15. Add ketchup.

  16. Mix until fully incorporated.

  17. Once beef is cooked, season with salt and black pepper.

  18. Fill your 9” by 9” greased baking dish with half of your mashed potato.

  19. Top with beef mixture, ensuring to spread it evenly throughout the dish.

  20. Cover with remaining potato and top with cheese.

  21. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes.

  22. Allow to cool for 15 minutes.

  23. Enjoy!

 

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