I thought with St. Patrick's day coming up I would try some St. Patty's Day recipes. Shepherd's Pie is a classic English/Irish dish. It is pure comfort food. I went online to the Taste of Home website and did a search. The picture of this recipe looked really good, so I thought I would give it a try.
12" dutch oven
2 1/2 lbs. potatoes, peeled and cooked
1-1 1/2 cups sour cream
salt and pepper to taste
2 lbs. ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
1 tsp. garlic salt
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can whole kernel corn, drained
1/2 cup milk
2 Tbs. melted butter
I cooked the potatoes in my DO with about 25 coals. Remove them to a bowl and mash with sour cream. Add the salt and pepper; set aside. In the same DO, cook beef, onion and red pepper until meat is no longer pink and vegetables are tender; drain. I used 20 coals. Stir in garlic salt. Stir in soup, corn and milk
Spread the meat mixture in the DO and top with mashed potatoes; drizzle with butter. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes or until heated through. Use 10 coals on the bottom and 14 on top. Serves 8-10.
Don't waste your time. Seriously, don't. It wasn't even worth taking a picture of. This recipe was a total waste of ground beef and charcoal. I thought it would at least be edible, but I was wrong. In all fairness, a couple of my kids liked it, but overall, it was a flop. So I did another Internet search and found another one that looks really good. I will post it in the next few days. I wouldn't make this again if I were starving to death! Okay, maybe I would, but I'd probably try eating bugs first. Grade D-. I'll save the grade F recipe category for the food even the cat won't eat.