Shepherd's Pie (Wicked Good)

“This recipe is adapted from the one in Diane Mott Davidson's murder mystery "Sweet Revenge". Good book ... great recipe adapted to have a little hint of Maine French Christmas meat pie. Enjoy. :)”
READY IN:
1hr 20mins
SERVES:
8
YIELD:
2 pies
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Butter two 9-inch deep dish pie plates.
  3. Saute beef, pork, onion and celery in oil.
  4. Add flour, stir, cook until mixture starts to bubble (2 to 3 min).
  5. Slowly add chicken stock.
  6. Stir in thyme, rosemary, cloves, salt and pepper.
  7. Cook and stir until thickened.
  8. Stir in peas and corn.
  9. Boil peeled potatoes until fork tender in salted water.
  10. Heat half and half (don't boil).
  11. Drain potatoes and place in large bowl of electric mixer.
  12. Beat on low, slowly add half-and-half, the cheeses, salt and pepper.
  13. Divide meat mixture between the two pie plates.
  14. Top each with half potato mixture.
  15. Scatter bits of butter on top.
  16. Place pies on baking sheets (mine always overflow).
  17. Bake 45 min (or until potato are browned).

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