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This is my wife's version of the Portuguese empadão (shepherd's pie) and it's delicious.
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Portuguese Style Shepherd's Pie (Empadão) Recipe
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This is my wife's version of the Portuguese empadão (shepherd's pie) and it's delicious.

Portuguese Style Shepherd's Pie (Empadão) Recipe

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Ingredients

2 lbs ground beef10 medium potatoes (make mashed potatoes)1 onion, chopped1 bell pepper, chopped2 cloves of garlic, chopped2 tablespoons of tomato paste1 tablespoon of hot pimento paste1 teaspoon of black pepper1 tablespoon of paprika 1 teaspoon of mustard 1 tablespoon of salt3 tablespoons of olive oil1 cube chicken or beef knorr 1/4 cup of red wine1 egg (for egg wash)

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Directions

  1. Over medium heat, add the olive oil, onion, garlic, bell pepper to a medium pot and cook for a few minutes, than add tomato paste, hot pimento paste, mustard, knorr cube, paprika, black pepper, wine, salt and finally the ground beef, stir well and let it cook for 15 minutes or until cooked, and remove from heat.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180°C or 350°F.
  3.  assuming you made mashed potatoes with the potatoes, in a medium casserole dish, grease the dish with olive oil.
  4. Add a layer of mashed potatoes, than a layer with all the cooked ground beef, than top it off with the remaining mash potatoes, brush the egg wash over the mashed potatoes, cook for 30 minutes, let it cool for a bit and serve.
Recipe Credit: Paula Costa

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