1st ever DO meal, Shepherds Pie

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  1. colorado_camper

    colorado_camper Member

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    This is my first attempt at a DO meal. [BBQ] I decided to do Shepherds Pie since it is an easy recipe and I had read that this kind of food is good for seasoning a new DO. Had a few issues with the first burn [CF] of charcoal but got past that fairly quickly. I picked up a small, cheap charcoal barbecue which will work very well as a DO table and, since my DO doesn't have legs, I also bought a 2" trivet to stand it on in the coals. [:D]

    Recipe (in case you need it)
    2lb Ground Beef
    4oz sliced mushrooms
    16oz frozen vegetables (peas, corn, carrots)
    3lb Red Potatoes
    Milk
    Butter
    4oz Grated Cheese
    Salt/Pepper to taste

    Prepare mashed potatoes in large pot with milk and butter. Pre-heat DO and then brown beef and mushrooms first. Pack meat down, place layer of thawed vegetables on top and then pack potatoes over this to seal. Bake 30 minutes and then add cheese for last 15 minutes.

    This actually made more than my 10" DO could fit so we did a small casserole with the extra in the house at the same time. This proved to be a very tasty and filling meal and we'll be eating it for a couple of days to come. [Guitar]

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    01YZF6 Dothan, AL

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    yum yum yum !
     
  3. Campit

    Campit EAT SLEEP CAMP

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    Shepherd's Pie, Yummy!
    Thanks for the recipe. [:)O]

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    iceman New Member

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    Looks like next DOG meal!
     
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    Looks great! Thanks for sharing!
     
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    I do something similar, but I add in a can of creamed corn. the creamed corn will make it more moist.
     
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    Looks like a winner to me. I give this recipe a try soon.
    Thanks
     
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    I'm hungry! I showed this to DW and it is now on the menu for our next adventure. Thanks!


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    This post did inspire my DW to make the recipe. She made a few minor changes and we were all completely impressed! We added bacon bits (a usual addition in our shepard's pie to add some flavor), additional spices, and fresh veggies instead of frozen as we forgot the frozen veggies at home in the freezer.

    It was amazing -- we each had at least 2 helpings, the camp host stopped by for some after hearing me rave about it, and we took the remaining leftovers and had enough for the kids to have a second meal that they are still talking about days later.

    Thanks for posting the recipe.

    Happy trails!
     
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    @DanielL Sorry, never got notification of your post. Glad you had a good experience with that simple recipe. I'll try adding some of the suggestions above next time around. I did this one again a few weeks later for some out-of-town guests and it all went very quiet on my back deck when the food was served! [A]

    In the meantime, I have been acquiring more CI pieces, including a larger DO with a concave lid which will become my main piece. I finally got around to reseasoning it last night over the fire pit [CF], in the snow [:>(] Yes, there was beer involved in this operation!!

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    01YZF6 Dothan, AL

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    as a change up to this recipe, if you use cream style corn, you can SLICE potatoes thin, and layer them. it helps eliminate the need to mix potatoes ahead of time.
     
  12. hvac1877

    hvac1877 Old Dominion Iron Chefs Highland Springs, Va

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    Very good man Shepards pie is a great dish!!! Glad you had a great time with it.Now that your hooked on DO cooking you can expand your dishes to anything.
     
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    That looks delicious!! [:)O] [:)O]
    Good job.
     

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