Crock Pot Shepherd’s Pie
There’s just some things in life that need a second go-around. Bell bottoms, platform shoes, the hair crimper, Mick Jagger….and now the crock pot. Let me start off by saying, I HEART MY CROCK POT! In fact over the years I’ve been called the Crock Pot Queen by friends and family as I LOVE the ease of cooking in there. You’d have to try hard to burn food in there, it makes cheap meat taste great and it makes not-so-great-cooks (like myself!) look awesome. Yup, I LOVE the fact that the crock pot is now back in vogue and to celebrate that, I’m starting something new at Mummy Deals: Slow Cooker Mondays.
For a while now it’s been Slow Cooker Monday at our house as Mondays are work days and if nothing goes in the pot early on, then nobody is eating anything more than cereal at 5pm. So to help you out with new recipes each week I’ll be featuring a new recipe and other bloggers are invited to link up so we can get a bunch of new options for all of us. So here’s the first.
I’m English and when it comes to food there’s only one type of food that comes to mind when I think comfort food. One dish that I make if I really need some cheering up. For this little British girl there’s only one thing I want to put in my oven when fall hits: Slow Cooker Shepherd’s Pie. It’s a meal all in one and the best part? My (fussy) Hubs loves it too!
Crock Pot Shepherd’s Pie Ingredients
2# ground turkey or beef
1 cup of carrots
1 cup of peas
1 packet brown gravy
Salt and pepper
5 large potatoes
1 TBS butter
1/2 cup shredded cheese (any kind)
1 cup of spinach blended. Yup I added this and you couldn’t tell!
- Brown meat slightly and add to pot.
- Mix the gravy.
- Mix in vegetables, 1/2 of the brown gravy.
- Make mashed potatoes with potatoes, milk and butter and add to the top of the meat mix.
- Use a fork to make a criss-cross pattern on the top.
- Cook on low for 3 hours.
- 15 minutes before serving add the cheese and cook for the remainder.
Serve alone or with bread. Add gravy to taste. Sure you could make it in the oven but man did it taste good from the crock pot!
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