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Skillet Shepherd's Pie. Deliciously seasoned beef and vegetables topped with creamy mashed potatoes and baked in a cast iron skillet. Pure, delicious comfort food.
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Skillet Shepherd's Pie

Skillet Shepherd's Pie. Deliciously seasoned beef and vegetables topped with creamy mashed potatoes and baked in a cast iron skillet. Pure, delicious comfort food.
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time27 mins
Total Time1 hr 7 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Skillet Shepherd's Pie
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 434kcal

Ingredients

Filling

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 32 ounce bag frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp fresh thyme chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh oregano chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp dried parsley
  • 2 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 3 tbsp all purpose flour

Topping

  • 4 large russet potatoes
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/3 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 3 tbsp shaved parmesan cheese

Instructions

Filling

  • Heat large, 12-inch, cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add ground beef and season with 1/2 tsp of salt and 1/2 tsp pepper. Cook until browned, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and drain excess fat.
  • Add olive oil to skillet. Then, add onion, celery and garlic. Saute until softened, about 7 minutes.
  • Next, add frozen vegetables to skillet and saute for 3-4 minutes.
  • Stir tomato paste into mixture in skillet until well combined.
  • Add rosemary, thyme, oregano, parsley, worcestershire sauce, and beef broth. Stir very well.
  • Sprinkle flour evenly over mixture while constantly stirring.
  • Reduce to simmer and let simmer for at least 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Topping

  • Wash potatoes, scrubbing well. Peel skins off and cut potatoes into about 1 inch sized chunks.
  • Fill a large pot with water and about 1 teaspoon salt. Bring to a boil. Add potatoes to water and boil until softened, about 20 minutes.
  • Drain potatoes. Place potatoes in large bowl and mash with the chicken broth, sour cream, salt, and pepper. Stir until very well combined.

Assembly

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Remove skillet from stove and spread mashes potatoes evenly over topping.
  • Sprinkle paprika over potatoes, followed by cheddar and parmesan cheeses.
  • Bake for 25 minutes. Then, turn stove on broil and allow mashed potatoes to brown for about 2 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 434kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 751mg | Potassium: 991mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 4955IU | Vitamin C: 19.9mg | Calcium: 123mg | Iron: 4.1mg