Cast Iron Recipes are classics.This easy to prepare Shepherds pie provides good old fashioned flavor and comfort food.
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You may need more or less that 4 potatoes. You want to end up with 4 cups mashed.
Peel the potatoes, rinse and cut into quarters. Put into a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil, salt the water with 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cook for 10-15 minutes until soft. Drain water. Add the butter and use a potato masher to mash the potatoes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
Preheat oven for 400F.
Melt the butter in the cast iron skillet.
Add the onions and cook a few minutes until soft and transparent. Add the minced garlic and cook one minute.
Add the beef and cook, stirring and crumbling the meat. Cook until no longer pink. Shut off. If there is fat from the meat, drain off, otherwise, continue. If you use a lean ground beef there should not really be any fat.
Stir in the Worcestershire sauce, flour, salt, pepper and peas.
Add the broth and bring to a boil. Do a taste test and add salt and pepper to your taste.
Evenly spread the mashed potatoes on top of the beef mixture.
Sprinkle the grated cheese on the potatoes.
Place into the preheated oven and bake for about 10-15 minutes until the cheese has melted and the inside is nice and hot.
Remove from the oven and let sit 5 minutes before serving.