Crispy Tots Shepherd’s Pie
Cooking Time45 Minutes
½ Grown In Idaho® Super Crispy Tots
2 lb. Ground Beef
½ Onion, Medium, diced
2 Garlic Cloves, minced
½ C Carrots, diced
⅔ C Peas, Frozen
1 T Thyme, Fresh, chopped
1½ T Salt
¼ C All Purpose Flour
2 T Worcestershire Sauce
1 C Beef Stock
1 T Cooking Oil
Cozy up to this new rendition of your favorite Shepherd’s pie recipe, made with Grown In Idaho® Super Crispy Tots, beef and classic veggies.
OVEN: Preheat oven to 425°F. Arrange frozen potatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake 20 minutes or until crispy. Stir halfway through cooking time to ensure even baking.
AIR FRYER: Preheat air fryer to 360°F. Fill basket with half the frozen potatoes. Cook 9-10 minutes. Slide out basket halfway through cooking time and shake.
Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large pan over medium high heat.
Add the garlic, onions, and carrots to the pan and cook for approximately 5 minutes, or until some slight browning has occurred and they have become soft.
Add the beef and use a spoon to help break it up into small bits. Cook, stirring occasionally until the beef has nearly cooked through.
Add the salt and flour, Stir in to mix evenly and cook for a minute or two.
Add the Worcestershire and stock, cook for an additional two to three minutes before turning off heat and stirring in the peas and thyme.
Add beef mixture to a casserole dish and smooth out evenly. Arrange the tots over the top in an even single layer.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until the tots are nicely browned.