My dear friend Cher, aka Wulfshado in some parts of cyberspace, sent this delicious recipe my way for a few reasons. 1) I think she likes me. 2) she knows I’m hurting and have a ton to do aside from this blog, and 3) she’s just that wonderful type of friend. Love her!
So here you go. Enjoy this Maine dish.
Maine Shepherd’s Pie
1 lb ground beef
1 C whole kernel corn, canned or fresh
1 med onion
1 bell pepper
1/2 tsp each pepper, salt, celery (powder or salt)
1 tsp stinging nettles
Optional: may substitute another veggie for corn or use more than one. I
sometimes use corn and string beans
Preheat Over 375
Peel, chop and boil three to five medium potatoes, whatever kind you like. When
they’re tender, drain and mash with butter and the salt and pepper.
Chop onion and pepper and sauté in frying pan with butter. (Most add garlic
here, I don’t because I’m allergic.) As they begin to caramelize add in ground
beef and brown evenly.
Pour corn in bottom of casserole dish. Add meat mixture. Add celery salt and
nettles. Stir in.
Once well mixed, top with the mashed potatoes.
Smooth mashed potatoes down over the mixture. Dab with butter.
Bake in over until potato start to brown and/or blacken. (depends how you like
them) Remove from oven, let sit for five minutes, serve.
*This is particularly good with a nice salad and/or garlic bread or cheesy bread.
And there you have it. May the cooking faeries guide you in your quest to make great things (sorry, percocet talking).
A BIG Jinxie thank you to Cheryl (aka Wulfie) for sharing this wonderful recipe. Now go check out her awesome blog: http://shadowrites.com/