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I Want Seconds – Shepard’s Pie Recipe

 

One of the popular dishes in my house is Shepard’s Pie. This dish is not only easy to make but leaves you wanting seconds (sometimes thirds) because it just is the perfect comfort food. Combining mashed potatoes, meats, and veggies – this meal has all that you need for a growing family or even a group get-together.

Prep: 1 hr                Cook time: 15-20 mins               Total time: 1 hr 15-20 mins

Ingredients:

6 Potatoes

1 lb ground beef (chicken or pork can be a substitute)

1 small white onion

1 can of peas

1 can of creamed corn

1 1/2 tsp black pepper

1 tbsp butter

1/2 cup milk

 

Items you’ll need:

Cooking pot

Frying pan

Peeler

Potato masher

Knife

Chopping board

Baking Dish

Measuring spoons/cups

Can opener

Oven

Instructions:

Mashed Potato Topping

Peel 6 potatoes, dice them into equal sized cubes, put them into a pot and fill until covered with water. Bring water to a boil and let simmer until tender enough to break apart with a fork with little pressure. Drain water, add 1 tbsp of butter and 1/2 milk to potatoes. Mash potatoes until smooth.

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Meaty Middle

Chop small white onion and add to frying pan. Add oil or water to help onions cook. When onions are translucent (see-through) add 1 lb of ground beef (or meat of choice) and 1 1/2 tsp black pepper to frying pan. Cook until browned. Drain liquid from the meat and set aside.

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Put it all together now

Set oven to 350 F (176 C). While oven is heating up take your baking dish and line the bottom with your cooked meat/onion mixture. When bottom is evened out add half a can of creamed corn making sure to spread it evenly. Drain and add the can of peas before adding the rest of the cream corn on top. The cream corn acts like glue keeping the layers together. Finally add the mashed potato layer to the top, smoothing it out for a nice smooth finish.

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Bake in the oven for 15-20 mins or until all layers are heated. Serve and enjoy.

Optional: Spread butter on the top of the pie and broil until top is golden brown.

 

 

 

Sicilian Moose Roast (That’s right, a MOOSE roast)

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To Be Honest, this was my first time cooking moose. As I am originally from the big city of Toronto, I was never given such a meal changing ingredient as moose before. Since moving to Northern Canada, I can honestly say my palate has been challenged. With friends and family who hunt the wilds of Northern Canada, I have the pleasure of trying these new things. So, when I was handed a grocery bag full of moose meat I was lost with what to do with it. That was until I was told, “Cook it in tomato sauce, it takes the wild out of the meat”.

Tomato sauce… I thought; finding my mind jumping back to the years my dad cooked Sicilian roast beef at home. It was then I knew what I was going to make.

This Sicilian Moose Roast is an adaptation of my father’s recipe. It turned out to be incredibly delicious and the meat didn’t taste anything like moose. It was tender and flavorful, just the way a Sicilian roast is supposed to be. With that, I’ll leave you to the recipe. Enjoy!

Prep: 5-10 mins                Cook time: 1 hr 30 mins                Total time: 1 hr 40-45 mins

Ingredients:

1 can tomato paste

1 can diced tomatoes

1/2 tsp parsley

1/2 tsp oregano

1/2 tsp basil

1/2 tsp black pepper

1/2 tsp sea salt

2 bay leaves

2 tbs olive oil

1 cup diced onion (white)

2 cloves of minced garlic

1/2 cup water

1/2-1 pound moose roast or moose loin (can also be beef or pork)

Pasta (strands or noodles)

Items you’ll need:

Dutch oven

Knife

Spatula

Oven

Instructions:

Set oven to 350 F. In a Dutch oven place meat, tomato paste, diced tomatoes, spice mix, water, garlic and olive oil. Mix with spatula and make sure all meat is well covered by the sauce. Cover and place in over for 30 mins.P1020345

A 30 mins remove from oven and mix sauce. You should also flip the meat and recover it with the sauce. Place lid back onto the Dutch oven and put back into the oven for another 30 mins.

At that 30 mins mark you are to repeat the above instructions: stir, flip, cover. Place the Dutch oven back into the oven for another 30 mins.

This would be a good time to boil some water and cook your pasta.

Once the 30 mins are up, remove from oven and let sit for 5 mins. Put pasta on the plate, add sauce and meat. There you have it.

Makes: Depends on the meat. This recipe made 3-4 plates.

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