She was really torn between this and Spaghetti Lasagna, but lucky for her, her baby sister picked Spaghetti Lasagna for her birthday dinner two days earlier! Win-Win for everyone!
This Boneless Beef Short Rib Shepherd's Pie is a labor of love. Not hard to make, but there are a few steps. There is just no hurrying something this savory and good!
Low and slow!
I buy my beef chuck short ribs at Costco - and you can see from the beautiful marbling of the meat that they are just going to be so beefy, rich, tender, moist and delicious when cooked up the right way! These are more flavorful than a tenderloin, at a much lower cost. This meat just melts in your mouth!
I start by searing the meat, and then roast the meat and vegetables for several hours in a low oven. THE WHOLE HOUSE SMELLS SO GOOD RIGHT NOW!
Just before the meat and vegetables are done cooking, I make mashed potatoes FULLY LOADED - butter, tater-toppin' sour cream for flavor and lightness, and a tasty bit of cheddar cheese or Gruyere cheese (sometimes even a combo of both).
Layer all of this goodness up in a casserole dish, and bake for another half hour, and you will have the most delicious Fall dinner ever!
Happy Birthday Sunshine Girl! Love you always,