Ingredients

How to make it

  • 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 "
    herby ate it and said...
    wow, my kind of food!
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  • debbie919 11 years ago
    Great recipe, thanks!!
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