I couldn’t resist this hilarious food scene from my favorite television show Family Guy!
”Peter orders Shepherd’s Pie Scene”
Peter is at restaurant and orders Shepherd’s Pie, however, the waiter says “I’m sorry sir but that’s not on the menu.” Peter hilariously asks the waiter “well, do you have potatoes?” The waiter answers yes. Peter continues asking the waiter if they have each individual ingredient, meat, carrots, salt, pepper, thyme, etc. and the waiter answers yes to all. End of scene shows Peter eating Shepherd’s Pie! Trust me.. it’s funny! 😂
Classic Shepherd’s Pie
Ingredients for Meat Filling
1 tbsp. Olive oil
1 small yellow onion, chopped
1 pound lean ground beef
2 tsp. Dried parsley
1 tsp. Dried rosemary
1 tsp. Dried thyme
1/2 tsp. Kosher Salt
1/4 tsp. Ground Black pepper
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp. Tomato paste
2 tbsp. All purpose flour
1 cup beef broth
1 cup frozen mixed vegetables
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
Ingredients for Potato Topping
3 large russet potatoes, cleaned and peeled
1 stick butter
1/2 cup half and half
1/2 tsp. Garlic powder
Salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
In large skillet heat the olive oil on medium to high heat for a couple minutes. Add the onions and cook until tender. Add the ground beef to skillet breaking it apart with wooden spoon. Add the parsley, rosemary, thyme, salt and pepper. Stir well and cook until meat is browned. Add the Worcestershire sauce and garlic. Cook for approx. 1-2 mins. Add flour and tomato paste and stir until incorporated. Add the broth and bring to boil then reduce to simmer for about 5-6 mins. stirring occasionally. Set aside.
In medium pot add water and allow to come to boil. Add the frozen vegetables and cook until tender. Drain and set aside.
Place potatoes in large pot of water and bring to boil. Reduce to simmer and cook until fork tender, approx. 15 mins.
Drain potatoes in colander and then return to pot. Add the butter, half and half, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Mash potatoes and then stir until all combined.
Pour meat mixture into 9 x13 baking dish. Place vegetables evenly on top of meat mixture. Spoon the mashed potatoes over vegetables and spread evenly covering them completely.
Sprinkle the cheddar cheese evenly on top of mashed potatoes.
Bake uncovered for about 30 minutes.