So my husband has a bad habit of murdering innocent creatures with his truck in the early morning on his way to work. Deer, coyote, shepherds, you name it. Either hes falling asleep at the wheel or has some serious blood lust. Who knows, but now I'm left to clean up the mess. So here's a recipe to help hide those bodies. Shepherd's Blood Pie! Now with more blood!
Whats that you say? "But Megan we don't have freshly murdered Shepherds from their flock. What should we use?" No worries I will give you a tastier alternative.
1lb Ground Beef or Lamb
1lb Blood Sausage (I got mine from L&M Meats in Grand Forks)
1 Onion (diced)
2 Carrots (diced)
1 can Corn
1 teaspoon Thyme
1 teaspoon Rosemary
1 1/2 cup Beef Broth
2 tablespoon Tomato Paste
2 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
2-3 Green Onions
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup Milk
Salt & Pepper to taste
Step 1- Murder your shepherd.
Peel, chop and boil potatoes.
In your pan add onion, ground beef and blood sausage( be sure to remove casing first).
Brown your meat and add Thyme and Rosemary.
Add diced carrots, beef broth, tomato paste and Worcestershire sauce.
Simmer 10-20 minutes until the sauce reduces.
Stir in corn if desired.
To your boiled and drained potatoes add butter, milk and green onion. Then mash (chunky is ok)
Spread the potatoes over the meat mixture and bake in a 350 degree oven for 25 minutes or until bubbly.
That's it! This is a great Irish dish and would be fun to make for either St. Patrick's Day or Halloween. If you're afraid of the blood sausage you can leave it out and use all ground beef but I suggest giving it a try. The first time I had blood sausage (aka black pudding) was in Ireland and I loved it. It gives the pie a nice flavor. So don't be a scaredy cat and try this dish. Also check out my YouTube video to see how I made it. See ya later!