Chic Shepherd's Pie

Deconstructed Shepherd's Pie Submitted by RastelliDirect
Deconstructed Shepherd's Pie Submitted by RastelliDirect
Shepherd's Pie gets a chic makeover as a bite size appetizer. Packed with flavor and beautiful on the plate.

Ingredients

Meatballs 1 lb Ground Beef, Pork, Veal Blend 1/2 Tbsp Teriyaki Sauce 1/2 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce 2 Tbsp finely chopped Basil 2 Tbsp Dijon Mustard Mashed Potatoes Kosher salt 3 pounds boiling potatoes, such as Yukon gold, peeled 1/2 cup milk 1/4 pound (1 stick) unsalted butter 3/4 - 1 cup buttermilk 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/2 Cup Panko Crumbs Additional Ingredients French Bread Loaf, thinly sliced 3 Tbsp Butter, softened Fresh Chives

Nutritional information

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Instructions

Meatballs: Set oven to 400 degrees. Combine all ingredients and form into 1 1/2 inch Meatballs. Place on a cookie sheet and bake for 20 minutes basting occasionally with pan juices. Mashed Potatoes: In a large pot, bring 4 quarts of water and 2 tablespoons of salt to a boil. Add potatoes, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes, and return to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer uncovered for 10 to 15 minutes, until the potatoes are fork tender. Drain. Heat the milk and butter in a small saucepan over low heat; making sure it doesn't boil. Set aside until the potatoes are done. Mash the potatoes in a food processor for a smoother dish or with a hand masher for more rustic mashed potatoes. As soon as the potatoes are mashed, stir in the hot milk-and-butter mixture with a whisk or rubber spatula. Add enough buttermilk to make the potatoes creamy. Add 2 teaspoons of salt and pepper, to taste. Additional Ingredients: Set oven to 350 degrees. Generously butter bread slices in an even coating and place in oven. Remove them when golden brown and allow to cool to just warm. Spoon 1 1/2 Tbsp Mashed Potatoes onto each toasted bread slice. Press one Meatball into each Mashed Potato scoop and top with meatball pan juices and fresh chives.