Meal Kit

Halloween Celebration: Spooky Shepherd's Pie

With Ground Beef And Mashed Potato Ghosts

Prep & Cook Time: 30-40 min.

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Cook Within: 5 days

Contains: Milk, Wheat

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In our holiday take on classic Shepherd's Pie, ground beef is mixed with peas, carrots, and thyme then topped with cheddar cheese before being baked to gooey perfection. Spooky-scary ghosts are the crowning jewel, made from buttery mashed potatoes potatoes piped into swirls as they haunt you with their green pea eyes. Trick or treat!

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 10 oz. Ground Beef
  • 1 Russet Potatoes
  • 3 oz. Baby Carrots
  • 3 oz. Thyme Sprigs
  • 2½ oz. Frozen Peas
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    2 oz. Sour Cream
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    1 oz. Flour
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    1 oz. Cheddar Cheese, Shredded
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    0.9 oz. Butter
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    2 tsp. Minor's Demi-Glace Base
  • 1 Plastic Piping Bag

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Medium Pot
  • 1 Medium Pan

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F
  1. 1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Thoroughly rinse and pat dry all produce. Peel, cut into a large dice and place potatoes into medium pot filled with water and set over high heat. Slice baby carrots into ½” rounds, reserving a few for ghost mouths. Stem and coarsely chop thyme.

  2. 2

    Cook the Potatoes

    Bring the pot of potatoes to a boil over high heat, then cook for 10-12 minutes. Strain and place back into the pot with sour cream, butter, and a pinch of salt and pepper, then mash with a fork or potato masher. Set aside.

  3. 3

    Start the Beef Filling

    In a medium pan, heat 1 tsp. of olive oil over medium-high heat then place ground beef in pan and cook for about 5 minutes, or until the meat is browned. Add flour to the beef and stir, making sure to fully coat the meat.

  4. 4

    Finish the Beef Filling

    Once to beef is coated in flour, add 1½ cups of water and demi glace base. Stir until base is fully dissolved, then add the baby carrots, peas (reserving a few for ghost eyes), half of the thyme, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cover and cook for 12 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to slightly cool.

  5. 5

    Bake the Shepherd’s Pie

    Sprinkle the cheddar cheese on top of beef filling. Place in the oven and cook for 5-7 minutes or until the cheese is nice and bubbly. Remove from the oven and let sit for 5 minutes before serving. Sprinkle remaining thyme over the beef filling.

  6. 6

    Plate the Dish

    Transfer potatoes into the piping bag. Cut one of the corners off the bag then begin to pipe potato ghosts on top of the beef filling. Garnish the ghosts with a couple peas for eyes and carrots for mouths.

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