Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Shepard's Drunken Pie

-This is my version of a savory Shepard's pie with Cabernet Sauvignon!  This one is a more refined taste.


In a pan on the stove add:
1 lb ground beef
Crumbled Bacon--about 2-3 slices
1/2 c plus Cabernet Sauvignon (I prefer Hess Select for it's oaky quality)
1/8 c Chives
2 cloves fresh minced Garlic
Fresh Ground Pepper

3/4 c grated Cheddar Cheese (mild or sharp doesn't matter)

About 4 cups mashed potatoes or 1 package Bob Evan's Ready to Eat Mashed Potatoes.  I like to use garlic mashed potatoes or sour cream and chive mashed potatoes.
1 c grated Cheddar Cheese (mild or sharp doesn't matter)

Cook Bacon in a saucepan.
Remove and crumble
Brown ground beef in bacon fat.  
Drain fat.
Add wine, bacon, chives, garlic and pepper.
Simmer until wine is reduced and thickened.
Enjoy and sniff the great aroma of the wine!  

Dump everything into an 8x8 pan, mix in 3/4 c grated cheese.
Cover with mashed potatoes.  If using the refrigerated Bob Evan's mashed potatoes, just stir them up so that they aren't stiff and cover the meat mixture with the potatoes.

Bake in 350 degree oven for 30 min.

Pull pan out of the oven and top with 1 c Cheddar Cheese and place back into the oven for another 10-15 min until the cheese is bubbly and beginning to toast.

Remove and enjoy!  :)

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