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Bake Crust Into Muffin Tin, Then Layer With Savory Filling For Pint-Sized Shepherd’s Pies

becca Rebecca Endicott

There are few things in the world as satisfying as a savory, filling meal with plenty of history behind it! That’s why we’re huge fans of our new shepherd’s pie bites, which are a flavorful, pint-sized take on a traditional dish.

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, we’re trying out a tasty new recipe that features all of the hearty ingredients of a classic shepherd’s pie, but individually portioned.

Serve it alongside other innovative twists on tradition — like our corned beef sliders — and make these filling pies the star of your St. Paddy’s festivities.

To pull this recipe together, you’ll just need a few simple ingredients.

Like any variation on this recipe, you’ll want mashed potatoes, ground beef, and veggies. Pick something green (like peas) to make your pies really pop! Wrap all your layers up in pie crust, and you’re well on your way to creating a brand-new tradition to enjoy every March 17.

Print out the recipe below to try these shepherd’s pie bites at home!

Cook: 25 min
Prep: 10 min
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 2 pie crusts
  • 12 lb. ground beef
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 4 tsps. flour
  • 34 cup broth
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 cups mashed potatoes
  • 1 12 cups cooked peas
  • 2-3 eggs, whisked (for egg wash)
Instructions
  • Roll out first pie crust and begin slicing out circles.
  • Use crust circles to line cups of greased muffin tray and bake 5 minutes at 375 °F. Set aside.
  • On the stove top, combine beef and chopped onion, and cook together until meat is browned. Stir in flour, broth, salt and pepper.
  • In each pie crust shell, layer mashed potatoes on the bottom, meat in the middle, and peas on the top. Set aside.
  • Roll out second pie crust, and cut out additional circles. In the middle of each circle, use a small shamrock cookie cutter to remove an inner section of the crust.
  • Layer each of these circles over the tops of the pies and crimp into place. Paint crust with egg wash.
  • Bake 20 to 25 minutes at 375 °F. Serve and enjoy!
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Shepherd's Pie Bites 10 minutes 25 minutes 35 minutes Serves 6 //www.littlethings.com/app/uploads/2017/03/recipe_card_ShepherdsPie-copy-850x444.jpg pie crusts ground beef small onion, chopped flour broth Salt and pepper, to taste mashed potatoes cooked peas eggs, whisked (for egg wash) Roll out first pie crust and begin slicing out circles. Use crust circles to line cups of greased muffin tray and bake 5 minutes at 375 °F. Set aside. On the stove top, combine beef and chopped onion, and cook together until meat is browned. Stir in flour, broth, salt and pepper. In each pie crust shell, layer mashed potatoes on the bottom, meat in the middle, and peas on the top. Set aside. Roll out second pie crust, and cut out additional circles. In the middle of each circle, use a small shamrock cookie cutter to remove an inner section of the crust. Layer each of these circles over the tops of the pies and crimp into place. Paint crust with egg wash. Bake 20 to 25 minutes at 375 °F. Serve and enjoy!

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