Despite a standing as a classical comfort food, there’s zero comforting about a many stairs and piles of unwashed dishes that shepherd’s cake customarily requires. Using a cast-iron skillet as a sauteing, baking, and portion vessel streamlined a process.
We used belligerent beef as a bottom and combined tomato paste, garlic, and thyme to strike adult a flavor. Flour, duck broth, and Worcestershire salsa were all that we indispensable to emanate a abounding gravy, and a final further of immature peas combined a cocktail of freshness. Don’t use belligerent beef that’s fattier than 93 percent or a plate will be greasy.
Start to finish: 1 hour, 15 minutes
2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
Salt and pepper
1/2 crater milk
1 vast egg
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, and 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 carrots, peeled and chopped
1 onion, chopped fine
1 1/2 pounds of 93 percent gaunt belligerent beef
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons minced uninformed thyme or ½ teaspoon dried
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups duck broth
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 crater solidified peas
Cover potatoes with H2O in vast saucepan. Add 1 tablespoon salt, move to prepare over medium-high heat, and prepare until potatoes are tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain potatoes and lapse them to saucepan. Using potato masher, crush potatoes until smooth. Whisk divert and egg together, afterwards stir into potatoes along with melted butter, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper; cover and set aside.
Heat 10-inch cast-iron skillet over middle feverishness for 3 minutes. Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter in skillet. Add carrots, onion, and 3/4 teaspoon salt and prepare until softened, about 5 minutes. Add beef and cook, violation adult beef with wooden spoon, until no longer pink, 8 to 10 minutes.
Stir in tomato paste, garlic, and thyme and prepare until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in flour and prepare for 1 minute. Slowly stir in gas and Worcestershire, scraping adult any browned pieces and smoothing out any lumps. Bring to prepare and cook, stirring occasionally, until reduction has thickened slightly, about 10 minutes. Off heat, stir in peas and deteriorate with salt and peppers to taste.
Adjust oven shelve 5 inches from appliance component and feverishness broiler. Transfer potato reduction to 1-gallon zipper-lock bag and clip off 1 dilemma to emanate 1-inch opening. Pipe reduction in even covering over filling. Smooth commanding with behind of spoon, afterwards use tines of flare to make ridges on surface. Place skillet in rimmed baking piece and saut� until commanding is golden brownish-red and crusty, 5 to 10 minutes. Let stew cold for 10 mins before serving.
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