Steakhouse Sheperd’s Pie
Rachael Ray is one of my favorite Food Network Cooks! She always throws interesting things together that taste really good and can be made in under 30 minutes. Sometimes I beg to differ on the 30 minutes, but most are pretty close. I love to make all-in-one dishes, less mess, less time at the stove, less dishes to do and this all-in-one is really good!
Steakhouse Shepherd’s Pie
2 pounds potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
4 slices bacon, chopped
2 pounds ground sirloin
1 onion, chopped
1/2 pound button mushrooms, quartered
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 1/2 cups beef stock
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 egg yolk
3 tablespoons sour cream
4 ounces Gorgonzola cheese
1 teaspoon paprika
Place potatoes in a pot, cover with cold water and bring to a boil. Season water with salt and boil potatoes until tender, about 15 minutes. Save a ladle of starchy cooking water before draining. Heat a skillet with high sides over medium high heat. Add extra-virgin olive oil, and the bacon. Crisp bacon and remove to paper towel lined plate. Add sirloin to the pan and caramelize the meat about 5 minutes. Add in the mushrooms and onions and cook until tender, 6 to 7 minutes more then season with salt and pepper.
While meat cooks heat a small sauce pot over medium high heat and melt butter, whisk the flour into the butter, cook 2 minutes then whisk in the beef stock, add Worcestershire and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Thicken 6 to 7 minutes. Pour the gravy over the meat and turn on broiler. Temper egg yolk by beating it with the starchy potato cooking water. Place drained potatoes back into the pot you cooked them in to dry them out a little. Mash potatoes with egg yolk and sour cream then fold in crumbled Gorgonzola. Season the potatoes with slat and pepper and spread across the top of the meat in an even layer. garnish the potatoes with paprika and place under the broiler to crisp and brown the potatoes, about 2 or 3 minutes. Crumble reserved bacon over the top.