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Bison Shepard's Pie

Are you looking for a classic meal to spice up your night? Look no further! In the 1700s in Ireland, families looked to use every bit of food they had. In doing such, they combined them all into a delicious, mouthwatering dish we know as Shepard's Pie. This also makes a fantastic meal prep option.


Ingredients:

Bison and Veggie Meat FIlling:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 cup onion, chopped

  • 1lb ground JJ Bison

  • 2 teaspoons crushed rosemary

  • 2 teaspoons thyme

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste

  • 1 cup beef broth

  • 1/2 cup frozen peas

  • 1/2 cup frozen carrots, small diced

  • 1/2 cup frozen corn


Mashed Potato Topping:

  • 2lbs russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes

  • 1 stick of unsalted butter (8 tablespoons)

  • 1/3 cup heavy cream

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


Directions:


Bison filling:

  1. Add oil to the pan and turn the heat up to high.

  2. Add the diced onion and stir occasionally for 5 minutes.

  3. Add the ground bison to the skillet until cooked. After draining, if needed, add the parsley, rosemary, thyme, salt, and pepper.

  4. Add the Worcestershire sauce and garlic and stir well.

  5. Add the flour and tomato paste until well combined.

  6. Finally, add the broth, frozen peas, carrots, and corn. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer while stirring occasionally.

  7. Set the meat mixture aside. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.


Mashed Potato Topping:

  1. Add the potatoes to a large pot filled with water. Cover the pot and bring the water to a boil. Reduce to a simmer. Cook until potatoes are fork-tender.

  2. Drain the potatoes and add butter, heavy cream, garlic, salt, and pepper.

  3. Stir the potatoes using a hand mixer until all the ingredients are mixed together.


Assembly:

  • Pour the meat mixture and spread into an even layer into a 9x9" baking dish.

  • Spoon the mashed potatoes on top into an even layer.

  • Bake uncovered for ~30 minutes.

  • Let cool for 10 minutes and enjoy!


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