Slow Cooker/Crock Pot Shepherd’s Irish Pie
“Even when they have nothing, the Irish emit a kind of happiness, a joy.” - Fiona Shaw
3 cups mashed potatoes
1 lb ground turkey (Jennie-O Turkey) or beef (or half turkey and half beef)
3 cloves garlic, pressed or chopped
2 cups frozen peas
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 cup beef broth, low sodium (or 1 cup of water)
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
Brown the meat and onion on the stove, and drain the fat. Stir the remaining ingredients together with the meat – except the potatoes and cheese.
Spray the inside of the crock with cooking spray.
Put the meat mixture in the crock.
Add two cups of cheese on top.
Press the mashed potatoes down on top of the cheese and meat.
Sprinkle with paprika.
Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours or high for about 2-3 hours.
Remove the lid and cook on high for 30 minutes — allowing the potatoes to brown.
Serve, season to taste and enjoy!