One night last week I made a roast in the crock pot which resulted in leftovers. A few nights later I decided to make Shepherd's Pie. No recipe, just my version of things thrown together.
I chopped up the leftover beef. No idea how much. If I had to guess I would say about 1-1/2 to 2 cups. It looked more appetizing than the pic. I only have overhead lighting in the kitchen and it was evening, thus poor lighting.
The leftover peas and pearl onions. I did had more frozen peas, again I just eyeballed. The leftover mashed potatoes will be used for the top.
I added four to five tablespoons of cornstarch to the mixture. That may seem like a lot,but because the peas are frozen when added they will add more water to the mixture. We like a nice thick gravy. Since everything is still cold it won't get lumpy. I always use cornstarch to thicken sauces. Salt and pepper to taste.
Since I didn't have quite enough leftover potatoes I cooked up a few more. Oops, a few peas got left behind. Besides the normal milk and butter, I added about three tablespoons, maybe a smidge more of cream cheese.
Coat a baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. A 9x9 dish is plenty big enough to feed two to four people. Depending on your appetite. Throw in the beef mixture.
Spread the mashed potatoes on top and don't forget to add a little butter. I always place my dishes on a foil lined baking sheet in case of spillage. Makes clean up a whole lot easier.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for approximately 45 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown.
And there you have it. It's a perfect comfort food on a cold and snowy night.