shepherd's pie with beans, okra in tomato sauce


Tomato sauce makes this dish very different from any other shepherd's pie I ever made with a much sharper flavor from the tomatoes. However, tomato sauce was a good choice because it reduces the okra sliminess.


a. the meal



This is what you need for 4+ servings:

  • 1 lb. tender beef roast
  • 1 lb. vegetables
    here: garden beans, okra
  • 1-2 lbs. potatoes
  • 3-4 cups tomato sauce
    OR 3-4 lbs. tomatoes
  • olive oil
  • S&P
  • 2-3 cups shredded cheese (Chihuahua)
Pic1: shepherd's pie with beans, okra in tomato sauce




Pic2-4: meat



Pic5-7: beans



Pic8-10: okra


tomato sauce 

Pic11-13: tomato sauce


mashed potatoes

Pic14-16: potatoes


finishing up 

Pic17-19: finishing up


Pic20-22: bake



Pic23-25: served

b. the soup

Any stew can be a soup ...

By adding extra water to this shepherd's pie, you'll get a soup that's  very different from what you started with. The mashed potatoes that were the main thing, no longer are. They seem to disappear, dissolved into the liquid, and the meat and veggies become the new accent of the soup.



Pic26-28: soup