Harry ate his shepherd’s pie without much of an appetite in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets since he had to spend time in detention with Professor Lockhart and answer his fan mail.
Now you can enjoy your shepherd’s pie with the help of this recipe from Elizabeth!
Shepherd's Pie by Elizabeth
Using a skillet on stove top on medium heat, brown the ground beef or lamb. Break up all clumps until it is evenly crumbled.
Drain the grease from the meat and remove meat from skillet to set aside for a few minutes. Wipe out grease from skillet using paper towel.
Pour vegetable oil in skillet and sweat onions (until translucent) and add garlic.
Pour ground beef or lamb back into skillet with onions and garlic and combine.
Add 1 jar of Heinz beef gravy, carrot, salt, and pepper (OR add flour, chicken stock, tomato paste, carrot, salt, and pepper).
Raise the heat and bring to a simmer for about 15 minutes (until carrot is softened).
Remove from heat, place meat in 9-inch-deep baking dish and top with prepared mashed potatoes.
Bake shepherd's pie for approximately 45 minutes (until bubbling around edges and mashed potatoes turn a deep yellow, almost brown color). Enjoy!