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Shepherd’s Pie

Comfort food alert, y’all! We’re so glad you’re diving into the weekend with the king of comfort food, Shepherd’s pie, aka lamb stew with mashed potatoes on top. But we all know it’s so much more than that! Warm and delectable lamb with peas, onions, carrots and celery in a port sherry gravy. When you put it all in the oven, the potato and parm will gratin (get wonderfully crispy and brown) across the top so that each bite is equal parts creamy cheesy potatoes and savory stew. Back in the day, Shepherd’s pie was invented to make use of leftover meat, which is great for our ancestors, but honestly, we don’t get how they didn’t make this dish deliberately. Leftovers, shmeftovers! (Although if you do have leftovers of our version, good for you – we personally can’t help from gobbling up every single bite.)         

Anyway, Happy Friday! Dig in.

What’s in your bag:

  • Shepherd’s pie with mashers on top
  • Roasted root veggies

What you’ll need from home:

  • Sheet tray or casserole dish

Total prep time: 12 minutes

  1. Preheat your oven to 350F.
  2. Pop the lid off the Shepherd’s pie and chuck it in the oven. Set a timer for 6 minutes.
  3. Scatter the roasted vegetables onto your sheet tray or casserole dish.  When the timer goes off, put the veggies in the oven (keep the Shepherd’s pie right where it is!). Set a timer for another 6 minutes. 
  4. Ding! Remove the veggies from the oven, and check to see the parm gratin on top of the Shepherd’s pie browned. To double check that the whole thing is nice and hot, stick a knife in to test whether the stew underneath is warmed to your preferred temp. 

Plate up the Shepherd’s pie with the root vegetables on the side.

That’s it! Dinner solved, dinner served. #weareWECO

Welp, now we have half a page to fill. This is what happens when we put particularly easy dinners on the menu… they’re fun to make, easy to pop in the oven and pretty damn wonderful to eat. But there aren’t a lot of steps. Alas, here we are. Hmmmm… what to talk about. What are you going to be for Halloween? We’re pondering some on-brand costumes. Actually Shepherd’s pie could be good. Dress like a shepherd and carry around a pie. A human taco is always hilarious. We’re kind of a sucker for a dog in a hot dog costume, too. May as well let you all be the first to know that WECO’s got big plans for Halloween this year and can’t wait to tell you just what they are. Stay tuned, and let us know what your costume is in the meantime 🙂

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