Lamb and Eggplant Shepherd's Pie Recipe

Looking for an easy Lamb and Eggplant Shepherd's Pie recipe? Learn how to make Lamb and Eggplant Shepherd's Pie using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by kae7s04

Makes 20 servings



This Greek-inspired shepherd’s pie is made with lamb, eggplant, and oregano. The mashed potato topping gets its Greek flavor from kasseri cheese, a hard, salty cheese. If you can’t find kasseri cheese, use Pecorino Romano instead. Finish the dish with a sprinkling of chopped fresh oregano, if desired.

Recipe Ingredients for Lamb and Eggplant Shepherd's Pie

1 1/2 pound eggplant, unpeeled, cut into 3/4-to 1-inch cubes
7 tablespoons (or more) extra-virgin olive oil, divided
2 pounds boneless lamb shoulder
1 tablespoon All purpose flour
3 cups chopped onions
1 cup dry white wine
28 ounce diced tomatoes in juice
3 cups beef broth (preferably organic)
8 garlic cloves, chopped
1 tablespoon dried oregano
2 1/2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1-inch cubes
2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
3/4 cup whole milk
1 1/4 cups monterey jack cheese

Recipe Directions for Lamb and Eggplant Shepherd's Pie

  1. For filling:

  2. Scatter eggplant on rimmed baking sheet. Sprinkle with coarse salt; let stand 1 hour, tossing occasionally. Rinse eggplant and pat very dry.

  3. Heat 3 tablespoons oil in heavy large pot over medium-high heat. Add eggplant and sauté until tender, about 12 minutes. Transfer to medium bowl.

  4. Sprinkle lamb generously with coarse salt and pepper, then dust with flour to coat. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in same pot over medium-high heat. Add half of lamb. Sauté until browned, about 8 minutes. Transfer lamb to large bowl. Repeat with 2 tablespoons oil and remaining lamb.

  5. Add 1 additional tablespoon oil to same pot, if needed. Add onions. Cover and cook over medium-low heat until very tender, about 10 minutes (bottom of pot will be very dark). Add wine to pot. Increase heat and boil until wine evaporates, scraping up browned bits, about 5 minutes. Add tomatoes with juice, broth, garlic, and oregano and bring to boil. Add lamb with any accumulated juices. Cover; reduce heat to low and simmer 1 hour. Uncover and continue to simmer until lamb is very tender and gravy thickens slightly, about 45 minutes. Stir in eggplant. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to 13x9x2-inch glass baking dish. DO AHEAD: Can be made 3 days ahead. Cool slightly. Cover and chill.

  6. For topping:

  7. Preheat oven to 375°F. Cook potatoes in large pot of boiling salted water until tender, about 14 minutes.

  8. Meanwhile, melt butter with oil in medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add garlic. Sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add milk and bring to simmer.

  9. Drain potatoes. Return to pot. Stir over medium heat until excess moisture evaporates. Add milk mixture and mash potatoes until just smooth. Stir in cheese. Season with coarse salt and pepper. Drop potatoes over filling by heaping tablespoonfuls, covering completely.

  10. Bake pie until filling is heated through and topping is golden, about 45 minutes.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 266.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
263
Calories from Fat
121
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
13.4g
21%
Saturated Fat
4.4g
22%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
51mg
17%
Sodium
209mg
9%
Potassium
558mg
16%
Total Carbohydrates
16.2g
5%
Dietary Fiber
3.3g
13%
Sugars
4.1g
Protein
17.5g
Vitamin A 7% Vitamin C 34%
Calcium 10% Iron 11%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C+
  Good points
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • Contains alcohol
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