Shepherd's Pie - Alton Brown Recipe

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  1. Peel the potatoes and cut into 1/2-inch dice. Place in a medium saucepan and cover with cold water. Set over high heat, cover and bring to a boil. Once boiling, uncover, decrease the heat to maintain a simmer and cook until tender and easily crushed with tongs, approximately 10 to 15 minutes. Place the half-and-half and butter into a microwave-safe container and heat in the microwave until warmed through, about 35 seconds. Drain the potatoes in a colander and then return to the saucepan. Mash the potatoes and then add the half and half, butter, salt and pepper and continue to mash until smooth. Stir in the yolk until well combined.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  3. While the potatoes are cooking, prepare the filling. Place the canola oil into a 12-inch saute pan and set over medium high heat. Once the oil shimmers, add the onion and carrots and saute just until they begin to take on color, approximately 3 to 4 minutes. Add the garlic and stir to combine. Add the lamb, salt and pepper and cook until browned and cooked through, approximately 3 minutes. Sprinkle the meat with the flour and toss to coat, continuing to cook for another minute. Add the tomato paste, chicken broth, Worcestershire, rosemary, thyme, and stir to combine. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer slowly 10 to 12 minutes or until the sauce is thickened slightly.
  4. Add the corn and peas to the lamb mixture and spread evenly into an 11 by 7-inch glass baking dish. Top with the mashed potatoes, starting around the edges to create a seal to prevent the mixture from bubbling up and smooth with a rubber spatula. Place on a parchment lined half sheet pan on the middle rack of the oven and bake for 25 minutes or just until the potatoes begin to brown. Remove to a cooling rack for at least 15 minutes before serving.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 924.7 Kcal (3872 kJ)
Calories from fat 547.12 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 60.79g 94%
Cholesterol 201.14mg 67%
Sodium 1328.59mg 55%
Potassium 1688.76mg 36%
Total Carbs 53.21g 18%
Sugars 6.69g 27%
Dietary Fiber 6.86g 27%
Protein 38.8g 78%
Vitamin C 32.3mg 54%
Vitamin A 0.4mg 13%
Iron 6mg 33%
Calcium 117.9mg 12%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 164.91 Kcal (690 kJ)
Calories from fat 97.57 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.84g 94%
Cholesterol 35.87mg 67%
Sodium 236.94mg 55%
Potassium 301.17mg 36%
Total Carbs 9.49g 18%
Sugars 1.19g 27%
Dietary Fiber 1.22g 27%
Protein 6.92g 78%
Vitamin C 5.8mg 54%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 13%
Iron 1.1mg 33%
Calcium 21mg 12%

* 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

  • 22.8
  • 24

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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