Shepherd’s Pie Meatballs & Mashed Potatoes
Serves: 4 servings
  • For the mashed potatoes:
  • 2lbs potatoes (about 2 large potatoes), peeled & chopped
  • ⅓ cup milk (or a little more or less depending on your preferred consistency)
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • salt & pepper
  • For the meatballs:
  • 1lb lean ground beef
  • ½ small onion, chopped small
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ cup Panko bread crumbs
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • For the gravy:
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 3 Tablespoons flour
  • 14oz beef broth
  • 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups frozen vegetable medley
  • pepper
  1. Add potatoes to a large pot of lightly-salted cold water. Bring to a boil then cook until potatoes are tender, but not mushy (or they will get grainy).
  2. Drain then return empty pot to stove over low heat.
  3. Melt butter in milk then season with salt & pepper.
  4. Add drained potatoes then mash until smooth.
  5. Turn off heat then place a lid on top of the pot to keep potatoes warm.
  6. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine meatballs ingredients in a large bowl then mix with hands until just combined.
  7. Divide mixture into quarters then roll four meatballs out of each quarter.
  8. Place meatballs onto a non-stick and sprayed baking sheet then bake for about 20 minutes, or until cooked through (I made 18 smaller-sized meatballs that were done sooner, so make sure to check around 18 minutes).
  9. Meanwhile, melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat then sprinkle in flour and whisk until smooth. Cook until mixture is golden brown, about 2 minutes. then slowly pour in beef broth, whisking constantly. Add soy sauce and worcestershire sauce then switch to a wooden spoon and cook until sauce is thick and bubbly, about 5-7, minutes stirring often. Add frozen vegetables and a generous amount of pepper then cook until vegetables are tender and heated through, about 3-4 minutes.
  10. Scoop mashed potatoes onto plates then top with 4 meatballs and a scoop of gravy and serve.
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