Sloppy Joe Shepherd’s Pie

 What happens when I can’t decide if I want sloppy Joe or shepherd’s pie? I put them both together, and the result was yum! I topped my Shepherd’s pie with cheese for an extra something something. If you can get your hands on some yukon potatoes, I’d suggest using them.

Personally, I prefer yukon to russet as the result of the mash turns out to taste more superior with a creamier texture plus it adds a deeper yellow gold colour to your dish. However, yukon will need longer cooking time to break down it’s starch so that it is mashable. What kind of potatoes do you like for your mash? 

Sloppy Joe Shepherd's Pie
Serves 4
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Mashed Potatoes
  1. 2 large russet potatoes, cut into 2 inch pieces
  2. 1/4 cup milk
  3. 1-2 tbsp butter
  4. Salt and pepper
Shepherd's Pie
  1. Prepared mashed potatoes
  2. 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup shredded cheese (mozzarella & cheddar mix)
  3. 300g minced beef
  4. 1/2 med yellow onion, diced
  5. 2 cloves garlic minced
  6. 1-2 stalk celery, diced
  7. 1/8 cup red pepper, diced
  8. 1/8 cup frozen peas
  9. 1/2 tsp cumin
  10. 2 tsp brown sugar
  11. 1 tbsp american mustard
  12. 1/3 cup ketchup
  13. salt and pepper to taste
Mashed Potatoes
  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil.
  2. Add potatoes and boil for 15-18 mins or until easily pierced through with fork.
  3. Drain water, add butter, and milk.
  4. Mash and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. You may need more milk if you want a creamier consistency.
Shepherd's Pie
  1. Preheat oven to 175C.
  2. In a COLD pan, add beef, and onion.
  3. Turn heat to med-high.
  4. Once beef is browned, add garlic.
  5. Then add celery and green pepper, then saute.
  6. Add mustard, cumin, ketchup, sugar, and season with salt and pepper.
  7. Bring everything to boil, lower heat.
  8. Then let it simmer to reduce and thicken sauce.
  9. Layer baking dish with sloppy joe.
  10. Top with mashed potatoes.
  11. Then sprinkle cheese on to of mashed potatoes.
  12. Bake for 20-30 minutes until cheese nicely melted.
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    2 January, 2015 at 10:52 am

    I was toying with the idea of cooking sloppy joe. Think I will now! 😛

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