Smoked Shepherd's Pie

Ingredients:

  • 5lbs. lamb, ground
  • 1lb. onion, minced
  • 1lb. carrot, minced
  • 1/2lb. celery, minced
  • 3 tbsp garlic, chopped
  • 2 tbsp thyme, chopped
  • 2 tbsp rosemary, chopped
  • 2 cups green peas
  • 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 32oz red wine
  • 3oz chicken stock
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Mashed Potatoes:

  • 5lbs. Idaho potato, boiled
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2lb. butter
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1/2 tbsp black pepper
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese

Instructions:

  • Pre-heat Matador over medium-high heat, sauté the ground lamb until well browned (drain grease if needed).
  • Add the minced carrot, celery, and onion; cook until the vegetables are tender and the liquid has evaporated.
  • Add the garlic, herbs, and tomato paste, cook for 3-5 minutes.
  • Add the red wine and allow to simmer until the liquid has almost fully evaporated.
  • Add the chicken stock and allow to simmer until the liquid has almost fully evaporated.
  • Taste the mixture and adjust salt and pepper to taste as needed.
  • Transfer the mixture to a greased baking dish, cover with a layer of the mashed potatoes.
  • Top the potatoes with parmesan cheese and cook at 350℉ until golden brown (30-35 minutes).