Shepherds pie is one of those classic British recipes that's satisfying, comforting, and most, of all, delicious!
Chef Jason Hill shows you how to make a Shepherds pie recipe that's inspired by a well known Irish restaurant. This easy shepherds pie gets its rich flavor from tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce and chopped fresh rosemary. And what makes it fun is that we're cooking it in four individual ramekins.
A traditional recipe for shepherds pie calls for ground lamb, but we are going to use ground turkey for a healthier turkey shepherds pie. If you like lamb, feel free to use it. For a chicken shepherds pie, use ground chicken, and for a shepherd's pie beef version, use ground beef.
Before beginning this recipe, prepare one batch of Hill's garlic mashed potatoes and keep on hand. You'll need this for topping the pie.
Here's what you'll need to prepare this delicious Irish Shepherds Pie.
2 tablespoons butter
1 onion, diced
2 celery stalks, diced
2 carrots, diced
2 cloves minced garlic
1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary (plus a few sprigs for garnish)
1 1/2 pounds ground turkey
1 tablespoon tomato paste
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup beef stock or broth
2 cups green peas
1 prepared batch of Hill's garlic mashed potatoes (see his video recipe)
4 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese
Melt butter in a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add diced onion, diced celery stalks, diced carrots and minced garlic. Saute until vegetables are softened somewhat, about 8-10 minutes. Stir in 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary, stir, and then add ground turkey.
Cook turkey until browned. Next, stir in tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce and beef broth. Stir again, and then mix in the green peas.
When most of the liquid has cooked off, spoon the mixture into four 16 ounces ramekins, leaving about 1 inch of space. (You can also use a standard 13x9 casserole dish for a family-style meal.) Top with the prepared garlic mashed potatoes and spread evenly. Garnish each ramekin serving with 1 tablespoon of grated Parmesan cheese. Or, if serving in a casserole dish, garnish the entire topping with desired amount of grated parmesan cheese.
Bake in a preheated 375 F oven for approximately 30 minutes, or until the potato topping looks golden brown. Top each serving with a sprig of fresh rosemary and enjoy!