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Trini Shepherd's Pie Recipe


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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