The Hungry Housewife’s Guinness Shepherds Pie
1 ½ pounds Ground beef
1 (1lb) bag frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
2 packets of dry Brown Gravy Mix
1 medium onion
2 bottles Guinness Beer **
2 Tablespoons Tomato Paste
2 cups Sharp Cheddar Cheese
3 pounds baking potatoes **
¼- ½ cup milk
1 stick butter
Salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 375
To make Potato filling…
Boil the potatoes in slated water until fork tender. Drain completely and place back in pot so all of the water evaporates.
In a medium mixing bowl add butter and potatoes. Mash until smooth, while adding the milk for a medium consistency. Add salt and pepper.
Cook and drain ground beef.
Place drained beef back in skillet and add 1 bottle of Guinness. Cook until beer has almost cooked out.
Add tomato paste to meat
In a medium sauce pan, prepare the brown gravy according to package directions,
however, use beer for half the liquid called for( 1 cup water, 1 cup beer)
Pour gravy into meat mixture. And cook all together until you get a nice thick gravy.
In medium skillet with olive oil sauté onions until soft and translucent.
Add mixed vegetables to the onions and cook until warm throughout.
In a 2 quart baking dish, add meat as bottom layer, the add vegetables, and then add the mashed potatoes. Top with Shredded cheese. Cook at 375 for about 20 minutes or until cheese in nice and bubbly
*** I used 1 bottle of London Road beer instead of Guinness
*** I did half potatoes, half yams