November 21, 2012

Goatherd's Pie

Have you heard of Shepherd's Pie? This is my homestead version.

Goatherd's Pie

Ingredients:
  • Scraps of chevon from making bone broth, about 2 cups
  • Leftover vegetables, I had about a cup of canned green beans
  • 1 pint condensed tomato soup, (yummy home canned)
  • A couple cups leftover mashed potatoes (or can make fresh)
  • Butter, melted (of course I used Ziggy butter)

Mix meat, veggies, and undiluted tomato soup, season as desired, and pour into a 2 quart casserole dish. Top with mashed potatoes and drizzle with melted butter. Bake at 350° F, uncovered, until casserole is bubbling and potatoes are golden brown.

You could substitute any meat for the chevon, any veggies, or gravy for the soup. My mother always made Shepherd's pie with tomato soup, so that's what I think of. This is a very easy, tasty, one dish meal. Enjoy!

Goatherd's Pie © November 2012 

16 comments:

  1. I see turkey pie in my future :)

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  2. I love the sound of your 'Goatherds' pie, it does sound yummy!

    I agree with Nancy..it will be turkey pie for many.

    Have a very Happy Thanksgiving my friend.

    Thank you for your prayers, I have had 2 days of wonderful treatments. xo

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  3. Oh yum! I can see 'lambie pie' after Christmas....

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  4. Nancy, me too! I love turkey pie the best!

    Sherri, so glad your treatments are going well. Enjoy your Thanksgiving!

    Jacqueline, "lambie pie" LOL. I like that better than "shepherds pie."

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  5. Love the name :) What does Chevon taste like, is it very strong?

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  6. Around here, in places where you can purchase goat meat commercially, it's labelled as just that - goat. I tend to make Shepherd's pies that are more veggies than meat, just to get those extra servings in. It is a great way to use up leftovers. I prefer a very light gravy or just a bit of plain broth to wet the fillings with and I usually add garlic, onions and whatever herb combo seems to be handy... regional variations in recipes?

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  7. Stephanie, ours doesn't taste very strong, not exactly like beef, but that's about the closest comparison. The venison I've had has had a "wilder" taste than goat. Ours is from a 3 year old doe and a yearling wether. A strong flavor is usually associated with older goats, specifically bucks. That's why young males for meat are usually castrated (wethered). It is possible to keep the flavor from being tainted if it's a buck, but I won't go into that unless someone asks. :)

    Nina, I'm guessing they label it "goat" so folks know what it is, LOL. But who labels beef as cow meat or pork as pig meat? Chevon is what the meat processor labeled it, so that's what I've been calling it. I've heard goat meat also referred to as cabrito, though from what I understand, that is a specific dish. Still, it gives a touch of class to it. :)

    I think this recipe would be excellent with gravy too. I'm guessing my mother got the alternative recipe from a magazine. She also made a ring around the casserole dish with the potatoes rather than covering the entire things. It's the way she always served it.

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  8. I'm gonna have to give the tomato soup a try, I've never heard of such a thing for shepherd's pie. But I'm guessing it would give it a nice touch. May you and Dan take a day off and have a wonderfully yummy thanksgiving!

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  9. I usually call it cabrito, but that's the hispanic influence I think. Your recipe sounds super yummy, and I will be making something similar soon I'm sure!

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  10. What a great recipe. I'm sure it was wonderful! I love "pot" meals in one.

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  11. Looks yummy!! My momma always made Shepherd's Pie when we were growing up, but she topped it with sharp cheddar & no tomato soup.... Usually made with shredded beef or chevon, or a mix of the 2.... When pennies were tight, she'd use ground meat instead of shredded roast.... Either way, it was always yummy!

    I love tomato soup, will have to give yours a try! :)

    Hope you & yours have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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  12. One pot meals are special blessings for busy women. If you've worked all day at work,with kids, animals, the farm and the house some days you just want something quick and easy. I've never had
    Goatherd's Pie, it sounds amazing. This is a recipe I must try. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  13. Janice, oh yes, a day off for Thanksgiving! But only because company is coming. ):

    Sue, we have a goodly hispanic influence here as well, so I was surprised when it came back from the processors labeled chevon. It tastes good either way. :)

    Barb, me too!

    Crystal, the cheddar cheese sounds like an excellent touch no matter the other ingredients, LOL. That tomato soup recipe BTW, makes fabulous tomato soup! You'll never eat Campbells again.

    Sandy, so true. It's only been recently that Dan's developed a liking for soups and casseroles though. So much easier to cook and clean up for. In fact, I suspect doing dishes is what won him over. ;)

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  14. Used to eat veggie Sheppard's pie all the time!

    Happy Thanksgiving, Leigh!

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  15. Cloud, a vegetarian version makes me think of mushrooms! Mmm. Would love to try this with portobellos.

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  16. Love it! Will try it here :) Thanks for sharing.

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