postheadericon Shepherd’s Pie

This is an old family favorite of mine. My dad would make it very frequently. I know there are other recipes out there, but this is the “real” one to me!

This is a delicious gfcf, gluten free, family-friendly recipe! It is also (if you double check ingredients!) a wheat free, dairy free, soy free, egg free, tree nut free, peanut free, fish free, shellfish free, and top 8 allergen free recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 6 white or yellow potatoes, partially peeled and roughly chopped

  • several cloves garlic, whole
  • water
  • pinch kosher salt
  • margarine that is safe for your allergies
  • milk substitute safe for your allergies (or save water from the potatoes)
  • several grinds black pepper
  • 1.5 lbs ground meat
  • 10 oz (or so) mushrooms, sliced (I like crimini)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • splash olive oil
  • your favorite gravy(optional)
  • 10 oz (or so) bag of frozen corn

Method
Preheat oven to 375 and oil/line a casserole dish.

Start by placing the potatoes, garlic, and pinch of salt in a medium size pot. Cover with water and bring to a boil. Once it boils, reduce to a simmer and cover for 15 minutes.

While the potatoes are cooking, take a largeish skillet and saute the garlic, onion, and mushrooms with a pinch or two of salt. Add ground meat, and cook until meat is no longer pink. Drain the fat off from the meat/mushrooom mixture.

Make gravy, if desired.

When the potatoes are done cooking and fork tender, drain. Add margarine (if desired – not really needed with yellow potatoes) and milk substitute (or reserved potato water) and mash. Add several grinds of black pepper for speckles.

Spread the meat & mushrooms into the bottom of the casserole. If you’re using a gravy, pour that over the meat & mushrooms. Scatter a layer of the frozen corn on top of the meat layer. Carefully spread a layer of mashed potatoes over the corn. Dot the top with margarine if desired.

Bake for about 30 minutes. You will get a little golden color on the peaks of the mashed potatoes. Serve admiring the pretty layers and have a salad handy, as this casserole doesn’t have any vegetables (corn is a starch!).

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