Miniature Shepherd’s Pies

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Serve up these mini versions of an Irish favorite: Miniature Shepherd’s Pies. You’ll love these bite-size, filling appetizers, and so will your guests. Start the meal with these as a starter and then move along to Irish favorites like Corned Beef Brisket, Colcannon, a Roasted Vegetable Medley, and a classic Soda Bread.  Choose a delicious pint to match the flavor of the meal. And, don’t forget an Irish dessert to complete the meal. Your guests will be lucky they were invited to your gathering of good food and charming company.

Miniature Shepherd's Pies
Makes 10 pies
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Prep Time
25 min
Cook Time
22 min
Total Time
46 min
Prep Time
25 min
Cook Time
22 min
Total Time
46 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 pound ground beef
  2. 1/2 cup chopped onion
  3. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  4. 1/2 cup frozen peas and carrots, thawed
  5. 1/3 cup ketchup
  6. 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  7. 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  8. 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  9. 1/2 (24-ounce) package frozen cut russet potatoes*
  10. 1/2 (5.2-ounce) package garlic and herbs cheese*
  11. 1 (10.5-ounce) can refrigerated original buttermilk biscuits
  12. 1/2 cup crushed potato chips
  13. Garnish: chopped fresh chives
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Spray 10 muffin cups of a 12-cup muffin pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a large skillet, cook ground beef, onion, and garlic over medium heat until beef is browned and crumbles; drain. Stir in peas and carrots and next 4 ingredients; remove from heat, and set aside.
  3. Cook potatoes according to package directions. Add cheese, stirring to combine.
  4. Press biscuit dough into bottoms and up sides of prepared muffin cups. Top with meat mixture, pressing down gently. Cover with mashed potatoes.
  5. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown. Sprinkle with potato chips, and garnish with chives, if desired. Serve immediately.
Notes
  1. *We used Ore-Ida Steam n’ Mash Cut Russet Potatoes and Boursin Cheese Spread.
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