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Miniature Shepherd’s Pies


Miniature Shepherd’s Pies



My children love to eat these with ketchup. They are a good to make before a busy week. Depending on how many little bellies you have to fill, they will last for a few meals. You can pair them with a frozen veggie or a salad for an easy dinner.



1 package pre-made mashed potatoes
3 tbsp. olive oil
1 lb. ground beef
½ medium yellow onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. black pepper
1 tbsp. Worcestershire
½ c. parmesan
½ c. gluten free flour



In a medium sized saucepan, over medium heat, cook the onion with one tbsp. of the olive oil, until it turns transparent. Add the beef, garlic, salt, 1 tsp. pepper, and Worcestershire, and cook, stirring often, until the beef is browned. This will take about seven minutes. Remove the mixture from the heat and allow to cool for ten minutes.



In a separate bowl combine the flour 1 tsp. pepper, and the parmesan. Place half of that mixture in a large bowl and add the potatoes, then add the beef mixture when it has cooled. Combine the ingredients well, by hand, until the mixture is thick. Form the beef and potatoes into two inch balls and roll the balls in the remaining flour/parmesan mixture before placing them on a foil covered baking sheet.  Drizzle the remaining olive oil over all of the mini shepherd’s pies. Bake them in a three hundred and fifty degree oven for thirty minutes. Enjoy!


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