Classic Shepherds Pie with Crispy Cheddar Topping

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This shephards pie recipe for classic shepherds pie with crispy cheddar topping is the ultimate in comfort food. You can't go wrong when you use ground beef, peas, carrots, shredded cheddar cheese and creamy mashed potatoes in the same recipe. This is an easy recipe to make and a perfect addition to any dinner, especially for days when you need a little warmth. The creamy mashed potatoes have lots of butter, sour cream and seasonings to take this recipe for sheperd pie over the top. This recipe is full of gravy soaked goodness that both adults and kids will love.

It helps if the ground beef you use in this shephards pie recipe is of good quality. It's always best if you try and use beef that comes from happy cows. So by that, you might consider using some free range grass fed beef, so you know that the cows were not fed with corn or soy based diet. Free range beef is beef that has been raised on grass pasture. The cows have a diet full of nutrient-rich grasses and pasture forage. Hopefully, the cows have been able to get plenty of outdoor time to graze and get some fresh air. When you eat beef that comes from happy cows, you can feel better about what you eat. What a lot of people don't realize is that what a cow eats can have a major effect on the nutrient composition of the beef. This is evident when it comes to the fatty acid composition of beef. Grass-fed beef usually contains less total fat than grain-fed beef, which means that gram for gram, grass-fed beef contains fewer calories. Grass-fed beef not only tastes better, but is a good industry to support the well-being and health of cows that are raised for their beef.

When we think of food that makes us feel happy, we often think of the term comfort food. Comfort food is usually the words we used to describe foods that we love. Comfort food refers to any sort foods or recipes that provide a sentimental or nostalgic feeling to the person or people eating it. Comfort food is usually characterized by having a high carbohydrate level in a simple to make recipe. The nostalgia that is experienced by someone may be specific to either a certain event, culture or the individual. Comfort food is a term that can be traced back to 1966 when the newspaper the Palm Beach Post used it in a story they wrote. The newspaper said that when adults were under emotional stress, they would turn to comfort food, which is the type of food that is often associated with the security and feelings of childhood.

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Nutrition Facts of Classic Shepherds Pie with Crispy Cheddar Topping From The Food Charlatan
Ingredients: Potatoes, butter, sour cream, milk, salt, pepper, seasoning salt, garlic powder, onion powder, onion, carrots, peas, ground beef,beef broth, cornstarch, Worcestershire sauce, bouillon paste, cheddar cheese.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet. * The entire recipe has been calculated for 10 servings.* Per Serving: Calories 540, Calories from Fat 229, Total Fat 25.5g 39%, Saturated Fat 14.6g 73%, Cholesterol 115mg 38%, Sodium 1388mg 58%, Potassium 1518mg 43%, Carbohydrates 45.5g 15%, Dietary Fiber 7.6g 30%, Sugars 6.8g, Protein 32.3g, Vitamin A 118%, Vitamin C 93%, Calcium 15%,Iron 82%

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