Chef John's Shepherd's Pie Recipe

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Chef John's Shepherd's Pie
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  1. Place cubed potatoes and garlic in a large pot with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  3. Brown ground beef over medium heat in a skillet. Stir in flour, mixing with beef drippings.
  4. Add beef broth, ketchup and vegetables. Stir to combine. Cook for 5 minutes, until thick.
  5. Transfer beef mixture into an oven-proof casserole dish.
  6. Drain potatoes and smash them a little bit before adding 1/4 cup of grated cheese and sour cream. Mash together until smooth.
  7. Spoon potatoes onto the middle of the meat mixture. With a fork, spread potatoes from the center to the edges to form the top layer.
  8. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup of grated cheese.
  9. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until cheese is melted and golden. Let cool 15 minutes before serving.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 313.55 Kcal (1313 kJ)
Calories from fat 98.93 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.99g 17%
Cholesterol 50.11mg 17%
Sodium 588.2mg 25%
Potassium 822mg 17%
Total Carbs 35.84g 12%
Sugars 1.01g 4%
Dietary Fiber 5.98g 24%
Protein 20.66g 41%
Vitamin C 26.4mg 44%
Iron 60mg 333%
Calcium 138.8mg 14%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 101.69 Kcal (426 kJ)
Calories from fat 32.09 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.57g 17%
Cholesterol 16.25mg 17%
Sodium 190.77mg 25%
Potassium 266.59mg 17%
Total Carbs 11.62g 12%
Sugars 0.33g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1.94g 24%
Protein 6.7g 41%
Vitamin C 8.6mg 44%
Iron 19.5mg 333%
Calcium 45mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 6.4
  • 8

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol,
  • sugar free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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