Thursday, November 20, 2008

Rachael Ray's Steakhouse Shepherds Pie

Sometimes when I watch Rachael Ray's show 30 Minute Meals, I think, "You've got to be kidding me." I mean, is she running out of ideas, or what? Really, who thinks of combining macaroni and cheese, beer, chopped up hot dogs, ketchup and mustard? That's a miss. A big disgusting miss.

But to be fair, she has some hits too. Like this recipe for Shepherd's Pie. I happened to catch it on her show last month and I've already made it 3 times. Add a side of green beans or corn and some bread and it's great family dinner. And even though I've made it 3 times, I still have yet to get it under 30 minutes!

Rachael Ray's Steakhouse Shepherd's Pie (original recipe is here, my version is below)

2 TBS butter
2 TBS flour
1 1/2 cups beef broth
2 TBS steak sauce

2 lbs ground sirloin
8 oz container mushrooms, sliced
1/2 onion, chopped

3 large baking potatoes
3 TBS sour cream
3 TBS chives
4 slices bacon

Bring peeled, cut up potatoes to a boil in salted water.

Add sirloin, mushrooms, and onion to a skillet and salt to taste. Cook until meat is browned and liquid is gone.

In a small sauce pan over medium heat melt butter, whisk the flour into butter, cook 2 minutes then whisk beef broth into flour, add steak sauce and pepper, to taste. Thicken 6 to 7 minutes. Pour gravy over meat mixture, then pour into a baking dish.

Drain cooked potatoes and add sour cream and chives. Add a splash of milk so it will be easier to spread. Mash and then spread over the meat mixture. Top with nuked, crumbled bacon.

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  1. The show needs to state "30 Minute Meals ONLY when you have a staff to have everything ready for you." Recipe looks good! I may have to give it a try.

  2. The thing about the 30 minute meals is that she has everything prepped for her! I can barely get things in the fridge when I get home from the grocery store...and buying veggies already separated and diced and cut is expensive! (convienent, but expensive!) I have to say, there are some hits, but most of the time I scratch my head and say "Huh?" HAHA! Her thanksgiving episode, which was 60 minutes, wasn't too bad...but again, most everything was prepared and ready to go. LOL, I could go on and on...I for one are a Giada and a Paula Deen freak! (I ♥ butter and Italian food!)

  3. Oh momma.. that looks good and fattening..yum!!

    On a side note.. Rachel Ray irks me for some reason. I think its the voice.. I don't know.

  4. The pie sounds good, I may try to make it in a vegetarian version. I liked Rachael Ray on her travel show - she was genuine then. Now she seems too - something. I am not her biggest fan.

  5. Oh. My. Yumminess!!! I am so going to try that this weekend. It looks awesome :)

  6. oh a cooking post...i can't stand racheal ray and her MOUTH, but my wife and daughters just love her...maybe i am jealous because i like to talk too but can't cook excpect for barlwo surprizes, like eggs over a clif

  7. Hi Ali! I realize this has nothing to do with RR but read your comment this morning... You cried really once a week when you worked at sears?? That's not comforting! :) They asked me last night if I would consider staying and work around weddings... um we'll see there is alot of drama there?! As for Rachel Ray, I loved her on $40.00 a day, but now ??? I am not sure she's different

  8. That looks good! Another recipe you will have to make for me!

  9. Man, that looks good - I'm starving! LOL

    Beer and macaroni and cheese, uh, yeah, I don't think so. YUCK!!

  10. Yeah, I always wonder how she can make meals in 30 minutes but then I remembered SHE IS ON TV, anything can be done on TV. I printed out this recipe and plan on making it for the family!!

  11. Oh, that sounds great. I'll have to put this in the rotation. I agree some of her ideas are awesome and some not so much.

  12. I forgot to tell you I have a present for you at my place. Enjoy!!

  13. Yum yum yum! Thanks for sharing that -- we'll have to try it!

    I don't think there's much out there that is a decent meal AND takes 30 minutes or less, but if the food's good, it's worth it. Right?

  14. ok I am hungry and that sounds Yummy! I am going to have to make it. I made a pot pie w/ corn bread on top that is one of our favs, it is a lazy kristen recipe that I made up.

  15. I think this looks wonderful! I would agree with your comment about Rachel Ray... hit or miss! LOL!

  16. Hi Ali,
    Great recipe. I'm always looking for new, EASY ones.
    Sorry I've been away for a bit. My PC was infected with a virus and I was (actually still am sick). Life feels out of control. I hope to be back bloggin and commenting (on your blog of course) on a regular basis next week.
    Take care and bisous from Paris!

  17. I have to admit, sometime Rachels' meals are a little too out there for me. I don't know how she does the "Thanksgiving in an hour" show! ha. Magic going on there!

  18. Looks really good! I love shephards pie!

  19. I agree - she definitely has some misses! But this one sounds fantastic. I love Shepherd's pie as it is, and this is such a fun twist. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  20. That looks yummy! I never watch Food Network. But suddenly hubby can't get enough of it. I think he has a crush on...OK, I forgot the name and asked him what it was, and he said "I don't know, the one with big boobs." I think that answers it!

  21. I watch her and most of it looks alright, except my kids 'don't like anything touching' so that rules 90% out! lol.


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