Shepherd’s Pie: Family favourite can be frozen

Ellen Lewers shares her farmhouse recipes with readers

Shepherd’s Pie

 

Here is a meal you can prepare ahead, cook and freeze for those rushed days of baseball, soccer, etc.

For a family of 4 to 6

2 lbs ground beef, pork or chicken,

1 finely chopped onion,

salt, pepper,

1/2 loaf stale whole wheat, (which has been moistened with warm water), or 1 cup  cooked quinoa or 1 cup, raw,  rolled oats.

You may add dry mustard, nutmeg, cloves or paprika.

3 free range eggs, mixed in.

Boil approx. 6 medium-sized potatoes. Mash when done.

Grease a baking dish. Put in the meat mixture. Top with the mashed potatoes.

You may add parmesan cheese or other cheese on top or put on your lovely homemade tomato sauce from your preserve cellar.

Cover and bake at 350’  for 1 1/2 hours until bubbles show through the potatoes.

Serve hot with a salad or cooked vegetables.

If freezing, allow to cool thoroughly before sealing in an airtight bag and freezing.

Use within a month. Sometimes I make two or three dishes to use the oven more efficiently.

Thank you for the emails and words of support. If you have any special requests or questions please email Ellen at mrslewersfarmhouse@shaw.ca

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