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One Pan Shepherd’s Pie

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lb carrots peeled and diced
  • 1 onion diced
  • 8 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 pound ground chuck or whatever comes close in the package
  • 1 pound ground lamb you can leave this out if you don't like it and just use 2 pounds ground of chuck
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 1 - 1/2 cups frozen peas
  • 3-4 cups prepared mashed potatoes

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Melt butter with olive oil in a cast iron skillet or oven safe skillet over medium-high heat
  3. Add carrots and cook 3-4 minutes
  4. Add onions and cook 2-3 minutes
  5. Add garlic and cook another 1-2 minutes
  6. Add ground chuck and lamb and cook until browned, about 15 minutes
  7. Add rosemary, thyme, salt, and pepper and stir for a minute or so
  8. Sprinkle flour over contents of pan and stir for 1 minute
  9. Stir in beef stock and, bring to a boil, reduce heat,add peas, and simmer for about 5 minutes or until it is a thick gravy consistency
  10. Top with mashed potatoes
  11. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes
  12. Turn heat up to broil and broil for another 5-7 minutes