Shepherd's pie for 100?

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I'm trying to find a recipe for Shepherd's Pie for about 100. Or 50. The Angelfire link isn't working and I can't find one in the Growlies link.

Any other website I can check out? Thanks.

Susan
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I plan on using chopped meat, cookied with onions. Then add some cooked carrots and maybe some peas. How many pounds of potatoes should i make for the topping? Maybe get a 20 pound bag and just see how much I need?

I have an enormous lasagna pan. Will make maybe some BBQ chicken and veggie rice.
 
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You will need the full amount of potatoes, probably more.

Classic Shepherd's pie:

a layer of ground cooked roast beef (I grind raw or caramelized onions with the meat)
a layer of peas
a layer of creamed corn
a layer of mashed potatoes
 

isa

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In Québec sheppard pie is actually called pate chinois, or Chinese pie. It is made with uncooked ground beef, cooked with onions topped with creamed corn and potato.



I know when Kim read this, she will most likely disagree with me. This will only show that this is the kind of dish where every family have their own recipe.
 
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I heard that!

Uncooked hamburger doesn't impart the same flavour/texture as cooked roast beef.

You will just have to sample the real thing. :p
 

isa

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You got that wrong, I make the real thing! You'll have to taste it to see the errors of your way. ;)
 
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Creamed Corn in English Shepherds Pie? Since when did shepherds in England eat creamed corn?
 

isa

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It's a local thing Rachel. No peas but creamed corn. It brings moisture to the mixture. It's really good when home made.
 
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My family's shepard pie is pot roast with gravy shredded coarsely, shredded carrots (raw) and then a mound of mashed potatoes, sharp cheddar to top it off.....my kids loved it.
 
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Grandma's shephard's pie was always with the leftovers from the roast lamb, so i can't help you beef folks out!

Although, Shroom, your's sounds yummy - maybe because pot roast is one of my favorite comfort foods! :lips:
 
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shroomgirl, the carrots you put in are shredded and raw? You put them on top of the meat, then add the spuds?
 
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