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There are many recipes out there for Shepherd's pie including recipes with beef, chicken, lamb etc. But what is the traditional way to make a Shepherd's pie? What are the ingredients used for?

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answered by LEGEND (7,489 points) 4 15 39

The old traditional Shepherd's pie used either ground beef or lamb to make the pie. However, people no longer want to eat beef or lamb so they substitute this for chicken. 

You will need the following ingredients to make your Shepherd's pie:

  • 1 Tablesppon olive oil
  • 1 Teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 large onion firmly chopped
  • 3 to 4 carrots firmly chopped
  • 1 cup of frozen peas
  • 3 to 4 sprigs of fresh thyme firmly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 glass of red wine
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup of chicken broth
  • Mashed potatoes - normally 6 large potatoes cooked and mashed
  • 1 egg beaten
This is basically what most people call a chicken, beef or lamb pot pie. However, with a Sheperd's Pie they use the mashed potatoes instead of a pie crust. 

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