Thursday, August 23, 2012

Mass Effect: Commander Shepards Pie

2 Words.. Mass Effect. One of the best Games in History. Whether it be the first, second, or third. Its no wonder Commander Shepards Pie is one of my FAVORITE creations. SOOOO FREAKING DELICIOUS! Just eat it okay?

Level: Noob
Time: 40 Minutes
Serves: 6

The Goods

1lb Ground Beef 
2 pounds potatoes, such as russet, peeled and cubed
1 large egg yolk
1/2 cup cream, (Milk, half and half, or heavy whipping)
4oz (half of the 8oz package) Cream Cheese 
1 cup of cheddar cheese
Salt & Pepper to taste
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 white or yellow onion chopped
2 cloves or garlic, minced (if pre minced 2 teaspoons)
1 cup of chopped carrots
1 cup peas
1 cup mushrooms
1 cup corn (canned and drained or fresh)
1 cup beef gravy


Preheat oven at 375 degrees fahrenheit 

Boil potatoes in salted water until tender, about 12 minutes. 

Drain potatoes and pour them into a bowl. 
Combine cream cheese, 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, egg yolk, cream, and minced garlic. 
Mash until potatoes are almost smooth.
While potatoes boil, preheat a large skillet over medium high heat. 
Add oil to hot pan with beef.
Season meat with salt and pepper.
Brown and crumble meat for 3 or 4 minutes.
Add chopped carrot, and onion to the meat cook for 5 minutes.
 In a Medium saucepan over medium heat cook butter and other veggies. 
Mix in beef gravy.
Fill a small rectangular casserole dish or baking dish with meat and vegetable mixture. 
Spoon potatoes ON TOP of meat evenly.
Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup cheddar on top of potatoes. 
Bake 20 minutes until heated through, nicely browned on top.
Spoon into a bowl.
Enjoy and save the galaxy from the Reapers!

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