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Spicy Shepard's Pie

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Meat Filling

2 lbs Ground Beef
2 Eggs, beaten
1/4 cup Evaporated Milk
1/2 cup fine Bread Crumbs
3/4 finely chopped Celery
1/2 finely chopped Green Bell Pepper
3/4 finely chopped Onions
1 tablespoon Garlic
1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 teaspoon Hot Sauce (e.g. Tabasco, Frank's, etc...) 

3 tablespoons Unsalted Butter

2 teaspoons ground Cayenne
1 1/2 teaspoons ground Black Pepper
1 1/4 teaspoons ground White Pepper
1/2 teaspoon Salt
3/4 teaspoon ground Cumin
3/4 teaspoon Thyme

Potato Crust

2 lbs White Potatoes, peeled and quartered
1 stick Unsalted Butter
1 teaspoon White Pepper
1 teaspoon Salt
1/2 cup Evaporated Milk

Veggie Mix

1 cup julienned Yellow Squash
1 1/2 cups julienned Zucchini
1 1/2 cups julienned Carrots
1 cup julienned Onions

2 tablespoons Unsalted Butter or Pan Drippings from Meat Filling

1/4 teaspoon Cayenne
1/4 teaspoon Onion Powder
1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/4 teaspoon White Pepper
1/2 teaspoon Salt
 
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Step 1: Meat Filling Ingredients

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2 lbs Ground Beef
2 Eggs, beaten
1/4 cup Evaporated Milk
1/2 cup fine Bread Crumbs
3/4 finely chopped Celery
1/2 finely chopped Green Bell Pepper
3/4 finely chopped Onions
1 tablespoon Garlic
1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 teaspoon Hot Sauce (e.g. Tabasco, Frank's, etc...)

3 tablespoons Unsalted Butter

2 teaspoons ground Cayenne
1 1/2 teaspoons ground Black Pepper
1 1/4 teaspoons ground White Pepper
1/2 teaspoon Salt
3/4 teaspoon ground Cumin
3/4 teaspoon Thyme

Step 2: Combine the Meat, Eggs, and Bread Crumbs

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In a large mixing bowl combine the Meat, Eggs, and Bread Crumbs until thoroughly mixed. Then, set the mix aside.

Step 3: Sauteing Vegetables for Meat Filling

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In a large sauce pan melt 3 tablespoons of Butter, then add the meat spice mix. Cook until fragrant.

Then add the Onions, Celery, Green Bell Pepper, Garlic, Worcestershire, and Hot Sauce.

Cook over high heat for 3-5 minutes, stirring frequently.

Remove from heat and let cool.

Step 4: Finish Mixing Meat Filling

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Add the sauted vegetables and Evaporated Milk and mix by hand.

In a 9"x13" pan form the meat mixture into a 7"x10" loaf.

Step 5: Bake the Meat Filling

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Bake the filling at 450°F for 30 minutes until brown on top.

Step 6: Potato Crust Ingredient

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2 lbs White Potatoes, peeled and quartered
1 stick Unsalted Butter
1 teaspoon White Pepper
1 teaspoon Salt
1/2 cup Evaporated Milk
piks2 years ago
Small correction, this is a cottage pie not a shepherds pie! The clue is in the name, shepherds pie is made with lamb.
what about the gravy?