How to make it

  • The Mashed Potatoes:
  • Get a pot large enough to hold your potatoes with room to spare and fill with cold water.
  • Add a generous pinch of salt to the water and then add your potatoes.
  • Boil the potatoes in the salted water until tender.
  • It should only take about 10-12 minutes.
  • You can check the potatoes for doneness by piercing with a toothpick or fork.
  • Drain the potatoes and add them to a large bowl.
  • Add your sour cream, cream cheese, butter, salt and pepper.
  • Mash the potatoes and stir until smooth.
  • Set Aside.
  • While the potatoes are cooking, preheat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the oil to the pan, then add the ground beef or lamb. Season the meat with a bit of salt and pepper. Brown the meat, crumbling it as you brown. If you are using meat that is high in fat, try and spoon out some of the drippings as you cook.
  • Add your chopped carrots and onions to the ground beef. Cook your vegetables with the meat for 5 minutes or so, stirring often. You can then remove from heat.
  • Now we are going to make our gravy. Grab another skillet and over medium heat cook 2 tablespoons of butter and 2 tablespoons of flour together for a few minutes, stirring often. Make certain to keep an eye on this mixture because it can burn. If it burns, the butter can turn bitter, and you will have to start over. You will only need to cook the butter and flour for a minute or so until it mixes together and is smooth.
  • Add your beef broth or stock,Worcestershire Sauce, and fresh thyme to the flour and butter mixture. Stir and allow gravy to thicken. It should only take a minute or so.
  • Add the gravy to your meat and veggies and stir in your frozen peas.
  • Preheat your oven broiler to high.
  • Now grab a relatively small round or rectangular baking dish and fill it with your meat and veggie mixture.
  • Top the mixture with your mashed potatoes and spread evenly over the mixture. Sprinkle some paprika on top and broil around 5 - 6 inches from the heat until the potatoes are evenly browned.
  • Sprinkle some freshly chopped parsley on top and serve.

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    " It was excellent "
    notyourmomma ate it and said...
    Very good comfort food and very nicely flavored recipe. Thanks for the post.
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  • chefability 9 years ago
    Hi Everyone!

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving your wonderful comments..

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    " It was excellent "
    greekgirrrl ate it and said...
    So good on a cold, snowy evening with the aroma wafting through the house...makes me long for winter..
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  • conner909 9 years ago
    This is such a comfort food! My husband really loves it and I do too. Thanks for the post!
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    " It was excellent "
    lanacountry ate it and said...
    22566, I have always used beef in mine..I cook mine in a heavy skillet until almost brown and
    drain all grease. (that is the way I do it :))
    I am not sure how the lamb would be prepared.
    Thank you Chef for a great recipe..a fav of my
    hubby!! High 5 forks!! A++++ :)

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  • 22566 9 years ago
    Thank-you for the recipe,I am glad to learn the difference between the recipe,when using beef instead of lamb.
    Question? How would you prepare the beef or lamb for this recipe.

    Hope you are having a good day.

    Kind Regards

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