Wednesday, November 4, 2020

In Purrsuit of Flavors: Belly Warmers

Today we are joining our friends at The Canadian Cats and Easy Blog for In Purrsuit of Flavors: Belly Warmers

This recipe come from our resident Chef at Cat Scouts, Pete H. Let me tell you we eat very well. 

Shepherds Pie



  • 1-1/2 lbs Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled, diced

  • 3/4 cup fat free chicken broth

  • 2 tbsp reduced fat sour cream

  • salt and pepper

  • paprika


  • 1 lb 95% lean ground beef

  • 1 tsp oil

  • 1 medium onion, diced

  • 1 celery stalk, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, diced

  • 8 oz mushrooms, diced

  • 10 oz frozen mixed vegetables, carrots, corn, peas, green beans, baby lima beans

  • 2 tbsp flour, or use GF flour

  • 1 cup fat free beef broth

  • 2 tsp tomato paste

  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 tsp freshly chopped rosemary leaves

  • 1 tsp freshly chopped thyme leaves

  • kosher salt and pepper

  • Boil potatoes in a medium pot of salted water until cooked and soft.
  • Drain and mash with chicken broth, sour cream, 1/2 tsp salt and pepper, set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • In a large saute pan brown meat over medium high heat, breaking the meat up with a wooden spoon as it cooks. Season with 1/2 tsp salt and pepper to taste.
  • When cooked, set aside on a plate.
  • Add the oil, onion, garlic, mushrooms and celery and sauté on medium heat about 6 to 8 minutes, until the vegetables are tender.
  • Add the flour, frozen vegetables, beef broth, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, rosemary, thyme, cooked meat and mix well. Simmer on low about 8-10 minutes.
  • Spread the meat on the bottom of casserole dish. Top with mashed potatoes and sprinkle with paprika
  • Bake 20 to 25 minutes, then place under the broiler 1 to 2 minutes until the potatoes turn golden.
  • Remove from oven and let it cool 5 minutes before serving.

Our Dad made some but remembered the vegetables right as he was putting on the mashed. Silly Dad. He says it was great but Rumpy says he likes kibble better.

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easyweimaraner said...

oh that is a super tumy warmer!!! and such a wonderful classics what is a part of childhood too!!

Kea said...

Mmm, yum! That's wonderful human comfort food for the impending cold weather. Derry says he'll stick with his own food too, or a bit of ham. 😺

Chuck Huss said...

That looks very good.

Lynn said...

Wonderful fall hot meal for Dad. Glad you remembered the veggies because they're too good for you. Enjoy every bite and I think I'll try this myself

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Sounds delicious and is one of my favourite winter warmers. We call it cottage pie here if it is made with beef. Shepherd's pie is made with minced lamb.

Brian said...

That sounds like a yummy tummy warmer fur sure!

pilch92 said...

Great minds think alike- we went with Shepherd's pie too. :) Yours looks great. XO

da tabbies o trout towne said... what if dad made ewe all a pizza pie !!! :)

hay, tell pops we said thanx for sharin :)☺☺♥♥

Molly the Airedale said...

We haven't had Shepherd's Pie in ages! We will have to make this for sure!

Sandee said...

Oh yummy. I love Shepherds pie. Yummy.

Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

That sounds really yummy!

meowmeowmans said...

Wow, that sure does look tasty! :)

Meezer's Mews & Terrieristical Woofs said...

That is like stick to your ribs comfort noms!! Delish!

Thanks for the shoutout about Pipo, and pawppy is now resting comfortably after having his surgery. Phew.

Katie Isabella said...

Mom LURVES comfort foods like that!

BellaDharma an LadyMew said...

MMMM MMMMM Aheppy'ss Pie iss one of LadyMew'ss faverite suppurss! An mee likess a bit o' beef too!
**purrss** BellaDharma

Shoko Neilson said...

This version of Shepard's Pie has piqued mom's curosity. She nust try the sour cream in the pie. Thanks for joining.