Sunday, September 12, 2010

Secret Ingredient to the Best Shepard's Pie? FISH SAUCE!

MmmMmmm, one of my favorite meals from LC and so easy to cook too! Don't ask me why I chose the hottest day in July to cook this meal but sweating in the 30+ degree weather with the oven on is a suicide mission. BUT, it was all worth it for the end result!! Fluffy mashed potatoes oozing with cheese over an amazing bed of ground beef and veggies. Yum! This hearty melt-in-your-mouth recipe will have all your friends begging you for more. Plus, pair it with a fresh summer salad topped with papaya and crispy tortilla chips and you'll be everyone's best friend. :)


Lean ground beef (about 1 pound or one package)
1 chopped onion
1 garlic clove, minced
1 & 1/2 cup veggie medley (corn, carrots, peas, mushrooms) - your choice!
1/2 cup beef broth
2 tbsp cornstarch
1 tbsp ketchup
salt and pepper to your liking
1 tbsp fish sauce
2 tbsp Montreal steak seasoning
3 potatoes - chopped, boiled and mashed
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 tbsp butter

Cooking Instructions:

Ground beef mixture
Mix ground beef with steak seasoning, fish sauce, salt and pepper
- Saute onions until translucent
- Add garlic to beef and brown
- Add veggies and cook together
- In another pot, mix cornstarch with beef broth, slowly add to pan and stir often to thicken to gravy and add ketchup
- Spread beef mixture into a 9 x 13 inch pan

- Mix together the mashed potatoes, sour cream, and cheddar cheese (can boil and mash the potatoes while cooking the beef mixture)
- Spread evenly over ground beef mixture in pan and top off with another 1/4 cup of cheddar cheese

Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes, tent with foil and let stand for 15 minutes before serving. Give it a whirl and let me know how it goes!


  1. Omg this meal was so good!!! Seems like so long ago but what a perfect day that was. When can I get more? :)

  2. I will def let you know for next time. How about you try the recipe and let me know how it goes? :)

  3. Lol but it's not the same. Ok I'll do that.