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Not my mothers Shepard Pie!!

MaineggMainegg Posts: 7,787
edited 11:41AM in EggHead Forum
First of thank you Max for sharing this over on FB. I have been thinking about it ever since you posted it. looked wonderful and it is!
the raws, ground beef and pork, onions, scallions, garlic, corn, green beans, cumin, curry, and glaze of ketchup, balsamic and turbinado sugar and left over mashed potatoes from the other night.
sweat the onions and scallions and garlic, add the pork and beef. stir in seasoning.
add vegis and glaze. Max used peas and carrots, but we have always done corn and beans :)
I was watched very carefully to make sure I did not mess it up! the little one is Dixie (the BOSS) and the one on the hammock is Dexter
golden brown and toasty!
if you are into scoop food this is a must do. thank you Max! also I got batteries for my camera.. can you tell ha ha no cell phone shots ;)


  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 12,862
    That looks really good!! My kinda cook - nuthin' fancy, just good eats.

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!


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  • Le Oeuf VertLe Oeuf Vert Posts: 512
    Those last 2 pictures look awesome. Nice cook to keep handy for a cool rainy damp Maine day. :laugh:
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    Great flavors going on in that dish Julie!
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  • Bear 007Bear 007 Posts: 343
    That looks really good Julie, How did you use the balsamic and the turbinado.
  • MaineggMainegg Posts: 7,787
    thanks Michael :) tasted good tonight.
  • MaineggMainegg Posts: 7,787
    hey Tim the balsamic, sugar and ketchup was mixed together and poured over the meat and vegis before the taters. this was really good. thought it would be a weird mix of flavors but I will do it this way from now on!
  • MaineggMainegg Posts: 7,787
    Pretty sad we are cooking one pot comfort food the mid of June :(
  • MaineggMainegg Posts: 7,787
    Molly, I thought Max was off his rocker to be truthful LOL but it was very good Neil was a happy boy and had two plateful's so he liked it LOL
  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,675
    That looks good and not just because I burned my burgers :whistle:
  • MaineggMainegg Posts: 7,787
    :( sorry :)
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Looking fantástico Julie, can just imagine the delicious flavour
  • MaineggMainegg Posts: 7,787
    simple comfort food Beli, but good on this cool Maine evening
  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
    Looks very good Julie and Dexter and Dixie look like a good cheering section! :lol:


  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,904
    Yum! ;) A must try. Thanks for the post
    Large, small and mini now Egging in Rowlett Tx
  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    Very nice indeed wish I were eating that for dinner. Love this comfort food. There would be no leftovers if I were close to that pot.

    It is also nice to add a can of diced tomatoes or better, fresh tomatoes.

  • JLOCKHART29JLOCKHART29 Posts: 5,897
    Looks great Julie cept the corn and beans. Never liked me vegs mixed. Even chickens pot pie don't care for vegs in it!! :laugh: Wife makes shepherds pie I have been wanting to try on the Egg myself with dark beer.
  • RascalRascal Posts: 3,783
    Looks mighty fine!! 8 - ),,, Where was the recipe posted?
  • really glad you enjoyed julie! we sure did. ...
  • MaineggMainegg Posts: 7,787
    My sister did not like her vegis mixed either. when mom would make it there was beans on one side and corn on the other... she would take a scoop of each and mix on her plate..... she is still as weird..
  • MaineggMainegg Posts: 7,787
    Max I am sure I did not follow to the letter.. maybe you can post the recipe for the ones that have asked? I kind of just read your post on FB and winged it LOL
  • MaineggMainegg Posts: 7,787
    Blair, Dixie keeps a close eye but Dexter is not much good. LOL we call him Dixie's boy toy ;) or as Neil says the lights are on but no one is home :whistle: but he is the sweetest dog ever.
  • MaineggMainegg Posts: 7,787
    Gramps there was barely enough for me for lunch today LOL just enough to make me want more I think.
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,672
    That looks amazing, Julie. I've always wanted to try a shepherd's pie on the egg. What temp did you cook it at and for how long?

    And technically, shepherd's pie uses lamb, you made a cottage pie (beef). ;)

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  • MaineggMainegg Posts: 7,787
    LOL yes it is cottage pie, but no one hardly knows what that it LOL I just lit the egg and had the bottom open. and was cooking direct up to the point of browning the potatoes. I changed to indirect at that point. I am kind of bad as I really do not pay to much attention to the temps unless baking or pizza or low and slow. I just light and cook.. for this i was browning the meat and stuff so i was around 400 or so? the egg was open pretty much the whole time stirring and adding stuff
  • GunnarGunnar Posts: 2,305
    Good looking meal...last time I tried making more of a true Shepherds Pie the mashed potaotes absorbed a lot of the gravey and more than doubled in size. Looks like a keeper.
    LBGE      Katy (Houston) TX
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 22,859
    love shepards pie, mine usally gets some guinness, never seen the ketchup glaze idea, sounds interesting
  • FluffybFluffyb Posts: 1,815
    That looks wonderful Julie! The finished product is a thing of beauty, perfectly browned. LOVE Dixie & Dexter!
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,817

    Nice! Try it with lamb sometime. B) If you can find a shepherd somewhere.



    Caledon, ON


  • elzbthelzbth Posts: 2,075
    I can absolutely "get in to" this - it looks awesome. I like corn, beans, peas, carrots - it's all good for me. ;)
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