Pork portobello and mashed roots shepherd’s pie

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17 November 2015

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Classic Shepherd’s Pie is topped with mashed potatoes, but our modern version mixes in rutabaga, parsnips and carrots, too.


  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground pork
  • 6 cups stemmed and chopped fresh portobello mushrooms (16 ounces)
  • 1 cup chopped onion (1 large)
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup sliced celery (2 stalks)
  • 1 cup chopped carrots (2 medium)
  • 3 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 cups peeled and chopped rutabaga
  • 1 cup peeled and chopped potato (1 medium)
  • 1 cup peeled and chopped parsnips (2 medium)
  • 1 cup chopped carrots (2 medium)
  • 1/4 cup low-fat milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • Snipped fresh chives


1.In a 4- to 5-quart Dutch oven cook ground pork, mushrooms, onion, and garlic over medium-high heat until meat is brown and mushrooms are tender, using a wooden spoon to break up meat as it cooks. Drain off fat.
2. In a 4-quart slow cooker combine meat mixture, broth, celery, 1 cup carrots, tapioca, Worcestershire sauce, thyme, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 7 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 1/2 to 4 hours.
3. About 1 hour before serving, in a covered large saucepan cook rutabaga, potato, parsnips, and 1 cup carrots in enough boiling water to cover for 25 to 30 minutes or until vegetables are very tender; drain. Return vegetables to hot pan. Mash vegetables with a potato masher. Stir in milk and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
4. If using low-heat setting, turn cooker to high-heat setting. Stir frozen peas into mixture in cooker; spoon the mashed vegetable mixture evenly over mixture. Cover and cook for 30 minutes more. Before serving, sprinkle with chives.

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