Delicious St. Patrick’s Day Recipe

St Patricks Day Pot of Gold, hat and shamrocks over greenSt. Patrick’s Day Recipe

St. Patrick’s Day is just a few days away, which means it is the perfect time to get out your favorite green outfit. It is also the best time to look for a delicious recipe that the whole family can enjoy. If you are looking for something other than the traditional corned beef and cabbage, try this delicious cheddar topped shepherd’s pie recipe.


  • 2 pounds peeled and thinly sliced baking potatoes
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 6 medium carrots, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
  • 6 celery stalks, thinly sliced
  • 1 chopped large onion
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup tomato paste
  • 2 pounds ground beef chuck
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 ½ cups shredded sharp white cheddar


  1. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees. Put the potatoes in a large saucepan, and cover with 1 inch of salted water. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Cook until the potatoes are easily pierced with a pairing knife, or about 15 or 20 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a 5 quart Dutch oven, or a heavy pot over medium heat. Add celery, carrots, onion, and thyme. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender, for 8 to 10 minutes. Add the beef, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the beef is no longer pink, for about 6 to 8 minutes. Add 1 cup of water, bring to a boil, and simmer for 1 minute.
  3. Drain the potatoes, and return to the pan. Cook over medium heat, stirring, until the liquid has evaporated and a thin film covers the bottom of the pan, or about 1 minute. Remove the pan from the heat, add milk and 1 cup of cheese. Mash until smooth, and season the mixture with salt and pepper.
  4. Pour the beef filing into a baking dish. Drop dollops of the topping over the filling, and spread with the edges of a spatula. Sprinkle the remaining ½ cup of cheese over the top. Bake until the topping is browned and the filling is bubbling rapidly, or about 20 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes, and enjoy!

All of us at Jack Stone Insurance Agency, Inc. in Antioch, California would like to wish you a Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


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