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Sheppard's Pie For St Patty Day!

Updated on January 26, 2015

A Great Recipe For St Pat's Or Any Day!

Sheppard’s Pie for St Patrick’s Day

Don’t you love having supper made for you?

Especially if the person making your supper is your most loved, most favourite daughter?

Well of course! So all you need are the following ingredients/starting with love.

My daughter has been trying to stay as real, organic, natural, and as whole as possible with her food, lifestyle and all the above for the past couple of years. And, as we all know, the small changes we make do tend to rub off on the ones closest to us; the ones we most love and want to influence right? It is nice when those changes taste so delicious!

Start at whatever form of natural food grocery store you have in your area. For the desert, that would be Sprouts or Whole Foods Stores. We happen to like Sprouts the best but do not forget that you can now find many organic foods at Wal-Mart.

I know; just doesn’t have the same connotation as Sprouts or Whole Foods…but nonetheless, that other large supermarket chain is trying to show that it too can provide wholesome, drug and chemical free foods as well as any other chain. What you believe and what you choose is up to your own personal choice.

My Daughter looked for recipes pertaining to St Patties Day online and improvised from there. She is a free spirit and her father and I love to eat whatever her imagination feels would be tasty! Why? Well because whatever she makes always IS tasty, what else?!

Here is what she made for us tonight, on the eve of St Patrick’s Day

A delicious Sheppard's Pie! Yummy!

I almost forgot the most important part!All while Pandora is playing in the background!
I almost forgot the most important part!All while Pandora is playing in the background! | Source
beef,carrots and broccoli
beef,carrots and broccoli | Source
daughters awesome mashed potatoes
daughters awesome mashed potatoes | Source

What Have I Left Out?

Nothing really. Just enjoy the time and talk and love of whoever you are with as you build this delicious meal! If you are lucky enough to have that loved one be your daughter or your son? Oh my goodness you are so very lucky!

Love them and touch them and let them know you feel so Blessed to have them in your life!

start with the bee misture
start with the bee misture | Source
layer the bacon and potaotes
layer the bacon and potaotes | Source
top again with potatoes
top again with potatoes
end with the pie crust
end with the pie crust


Grass fed Non-organic beef hamburger




Red potatoes





Pie crust (the one ingredient we both agreed would be all right Not to make from scratch!

Now first and foremost you must know that this dinner takes very little time! YES! And it is easy! Just commit to having at least three pots and pans going at the same time and yes, sous chef (that was I) is an extra bonus

Start by browning the onion/garlic and shoestring carrots sautéed then add the beef. In a separate skillet cook the bacon, and drain the fat. Add the quartered cabbage to the bacon and cover with at least 16oz of water, bring to low boil and cover.

The red potatoes are steamed, drain the water and make mashed potatoes with sour cream or whipping cream (daughter said she loves the taters with the whipping cream best but I don’t care as long as daughter makes it!)

She also adds chopped green onions garlic power and a little bit of milk just to make it nice and creamy YUM! We had a difficult time not taste testing them too often while the rest is brought together!

Bake the piecrust in the pan for at 350F for 10 min just so it was not soggy

Start by adding the meat mixture with broccoli and carrots then dot bits of potatoes and add another layer of cabbage and bacon and more potatoes and finally the last piecrust

Bake at 350 for 20 min then last 10min on broil just to brown the crust

Oh my goodness Thank You Daughter and Thank You St Patty!

Yummy isnt it? YES! And better still is the fact that it was made with love and joy and laughter! Thank you Daughter!
Yummy isnt it? YES! And better still is the fact that it was made with love and joy and laughter! Thank you Daughter! | Source
Prep time: 1 hour
Cook time: 45 min
Ready in: 1 hour 45 min
Yields: 6-8 servings

I wouldn't even hazard a guess about this but I will say that my fitness pal or choosemyplate say it is between 320-380 calories. Wonder how much is the serving size?

When the daughter makes our meal? I do Not count calories at all!

Love Negates All Calories in my opinion!


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      Barbara Bethard 2 years ago from Tucson, Az

      she does indeed peachpurple!

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Yourdaughter is spoiling you for sure, yummy

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      Barbara Bethard 3 years ago from Tucson, Az

      Thank you Susan and Will :) Yes it was! Hubbie and I ate the last of it last night for our supper :) This is the second shepard pie daughter has made us/basic recipe is the same but what she puts in it was different each time depending on what she sees at the store /shes braver than I,when it comes to a recipe I hesitate to do my own thing :) but she says oh lets try something else and it is always delicious!

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      WillStarr 3 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Looks delicious, Barb!

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      Susan 3 years ago from India

      Wow... This looks very delicious. My mouth is watering. Thanks for sharing. Voted up.