Spiderweb Shepherds Pie

Not only did I finally master a delicious recipe for shepherds pie (I never liked the recipes I’ve tried previously) but I made it Halloweeny too!

To be honest I saw the ketchup web in my head a lot neater than what I made but mid squirt the bottle spat out a bunch of air ruining my web!
I went with it anyway because it doesn’t have to be perfect right?

With a full time job and a 4 month old it’s amazing that I actually made shepherds pie (or dinner!) in general let alone make one that is spooky for the coming holiday.

Sorry for the lack of posts this week. Austin is sick still and I am so, so busy at work. I’m really looking forward to this long weekend. Lot’s of blog posts plans in the making!

P.S. This shepherds pie tastes a lot like my famous “Marry Me Meatloaf“. No wonder Nick loved it.

Spiderweb Shepherds Pie
1 lb ground beef or lamb
1 medium white or yellow onion (shredded)
2 medium sized garlic cloves, minced
1 package frozen peas, carrots and corn
1 packet of Lipton Beefy Onion soup mix
1 tablespoon flour
Worcestershire sauce
Mashed potatoes (I used instant butter mashed potatoes from a box)
Ketchup (have atleast half of a bottle handy)
2 whole black olives

1. Saute your grated onion for about 5 minutes on medium heat. Add garlic and ground beef. Saute until the ground beef is no longer pink and then strain out the grease and return to your saute pan.

2. Add about 5 shakes of Worcestershire sauce, about 1/4 cup ketchup and your Lipton Beefy onion packet. Mix until combined.

3. Add your tablespoon of flour and frozen veggies toss and then cover at low heat.

4. In a separate pan make your mashed potatoes following the recipe on the box.

5. When your meat mixture has thickened and your veggies are thawed, spoon them into a traditional pie dish and then carefully top them with your mashed potatoes.

6. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 15 minutes or so or until your potatoes brown a little on top. Then make circles of ketchup one around the other. Take a knife and carefully draw lines to connect each of the circles. Create your spider with the whole olives and serve!

One Response to “Spiderweb Shepherds Pie”

  1. Liz Badley posted on October 11, 2013 at 8:46 pm (#)

    Looks yummy!!! Hope all is well! I emailed a while back and would love to get together if you ever have time! 🙂

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