Traditional Irish Shepherd's Pie
40 mins (prep 20, cooking 20)
16 ingredients
1 servings
Posting this per a request. I've said it once and I'll say it again there is nothing Irish about Corned Beef and Cabbage, but Shepherd's Pie has always been and still is a staple of traditional Irish cooking. This is a really easy, but tasty recipe that the whole family will enjoy. It's nutritionally sound with all the major food groups represented. The British use lamb in their Shepherd's Pie, but we've always used beef. Do whatever you prefer or even try turkey if you're watching fat content. This sauce is lovely and rich and should go well with any meat. You can use fresh or leftover mashed potato. I usually use 3 tbsp of ketchup instead of the 2tbsp of tomato paste as I like the hint of sweetness, but traditionally the paste would be more sound! You can also make individual pies which are always a hit with the kids. This freezes beautifully too, so make two and save one! Just let it defrost and glaze with the egg and pop into the oven as directed. Enjoy! :)

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Serving Size (959.85 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 1810.59 Calories from Fat 1212.93
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 134.77g 207.33%
Saturated Fat 56.26g 281.3%
Trans Fat 0.48g %
Cholesterol 362.93mg 120.98%
Sodium 1291.85mg 53.83%
Total Carbohydrate 56.93g 18.98%
Dietary Fiber 11.65 g 46.62%
Sugars 14.73 g %
Protein 92.66g 185.32%
Vitamin A 3631.41IU% Vitamin C 34.44mg%
Calcium 199.15mg% Iron 13.81mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
large, large carrots, fresh thyme, mashed potatoes, large, grated parmesan cheese