Try this delicious Beef Shepherd's Pie with Puff Pastry. This meal bursts with savory flavors, has a delightful cheesy pastry top, and is a comfort food classic. It is quickly prepared and also great for using up your leftovers. Perfect for an easy meal after a long, cold day.
Delicious Shepherd's Pie with Ground Beef and Puff Pastry
It was freezing today!!! Chilly, cold, freezing weather. It was a bit sunny, but it got dark so early.
So today, I immediately started craving a shepherd's pie called Cottage pie. That filling meal from the oven is perfect for the autumn and winter months. It combines creamy minced beef with a tasty vegetable filling. All this is covered with a crispy puff pastry that you sprinkle with cheese (which melts deliciously in the oven).
A shepherd's pie a la Andréa because everyone makes their version, and so do I. And it was delicious. There was nothing left! The children were also delighted, and that says a lot. So, I will quickly give you this delicious recipe to prepare this classic.
What do you need for a Puff Pastry Shepherd's Pie?
To prepare this Shepherd's Pie, you require the following ingredients. You can find the correct quantities in the recipe card at the bottom of the blog:
- Puff pastry: To cover and cover the baking dish and to ensure that all the flavors remain in the baking dish. For the best effect, use butter puff pastry.
- You can also replace the puff pastry on top with mashed potatoes.
- Ground beef: Ground beef has a lot of flavor and fits perfectly in this casserole.
- But you can also substitute it with half ground pork and half ground beef, chicken or minced lamb.
- Celery, onion, and carrot: The vegetable filling of this casserole. Cut into small cubes so that everything is ready at the same time.
- This is a good recipe for using up leftover vegetables. Peppers, broccoli, cabbage, you can use all kinds of vegetables in this filling.
- Kecap: Kecap Manis gives a little sweetness to the filling. If you don't have kecap, add one tablespoon of brown sugar.
- Tomato paste: To deepen the flavor. But make sure you use it properly. To give it its delicious, rich, and slightly sweet taste, you need to fry it for at least 2 minutes.
- Egg: For brushing the puff pastry. It ensures that it becomes a nice golden brown and that the grated cheese sticks.
- Grated cheese: Use a grated cheese, like Gouda or Cheddar cheese. They both melt well and give a delicious cheesy taste.
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Beef Shepherd's Pie with Puff Pastry
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 onion sliced finely
- 1 pound ground beef
- 3 stalks celery chopped in small cubes
- 2 carrots chopped in small cubes
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 2 tablespoons Kecap Manis
- ⅞ cup water
- ¼ teaspoon salt at taste
- ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 pound puff pastry thawed
- 1 egg size S, beaten
- 2 oz. grated cheese Gouda or Cheddar
Ingredients you need per step are listed below the step in Italic
- Preheat the oven to 430 °F or 390 °F
- Pour oil in a skillet and add the onion.1 tablespoon vegetable oil, 1 onion
- Fry for 3 minutes until the onion is translucent (not brown).
- Add the beef and fry until it's brown.1 pound ground beef
- Then add the carrot, celery, and tomato paste and stir everything well.3 stalks celery, 2 carrots, 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- Fry for another 2 minutes while stirring.
- Pour kecap and water into the skillet. Flavor with salt and pepper.2 tablespoons Kecap Manis, ⅞ cup water, ¼ teaspoon salt, ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
- Bring to the boil and let it simmer for three more minutes.
- Turn off the heat.
- Brush a casserole dish with butter.
- Place ⅔ of the puff pastry on the bottom. Prick holes in the bottom with a fork, so the air underneath can escape.1 pound puff pastry
- Spoon the beef mixture in the puff pastry bowl.
- Cover the meat with the remaining puff pastry.
- Brush the top with a beaten egg.1 egg
- Sprinkle the grated cheese on top.2 oz. grated cheese
- Take the casserole to the oven en bake for 25 minutes. Serve immediately.
- Refrigerator: The Shepherd's Pie will stay in the fridge for two days. You can also freeze leftovers.
- Freezer: Wrap the oven dish with the Cottage Pie with Ground beef in two layers of foil. The pie will keep well in the freezer for two months. Let the beef pie thaw in the refrigerator.
- Reheating: Cover the dish with aluminum foil and heat at 320 °F (160 °C) for at least thirty minutes. Check whether it is properly warm; if not, heat it for ten minutes.