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Quebec-Style Shepherd's Pie

20 min
1 min
We just had to share with you a traditional recipe adapted by our dear Pepe (Jean-Yves of 1001 Fondues). Also known as “pâté chinois” in Quebec, today’s Shepperd’s Pie is topped with a deliciously decadent cheese fondue. Warning: You’ll never want to make Shepperd’s Pie any other way!

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  • 250 mL (1 cup) leftover Chinese hot pot broth Chic! Fondue by 1001 Fondues
  • 1 fondue À la Rousse poivrée (red beer) by 1001 Fondues, 350 g (12 oz.)
  • 1 litre (4 cups) cubed potatoes
  • 30 ml (2 tbsp.) butter, or more
  • 125 mL (½ cup) milk, approx.
  • A little olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 454 g (1 lb.) lean or semi-lean ground beef
  • 540 mL (19 oz) creamed corn
  • 341 mL (12 oz) corn kernels, drained
  • Paprika, to taste
  • Chopped parsley, to taste
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Cook potatoes in a saucepan of cold salted water until done. Drain. Return to the saucepan.
  2. Mash the potatoes with the butter using a potato masher. Purée the mixture with the milk. Season and set aside.
  3. Preheat oven to 190°C (375°F).
  4. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat and cook onion for 5 minutes. Pour in the Chic! Fondue broth. Add meat. Cook meat until no longer pink. Season and transfer to a baking dish.
  5. In a bowl, mix creamed corn and corn kernels. Spread over meat. Cover with mashed potatoes.
  6. Cut raw fondue into strips and sprinkle over mashed potatoes. Sprinkle with paprika.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes or until internal temperature is at least 75 °C (167 °F). For a more golden colour, broil for a few seconds. If desired, sprinkle with parsley and serve.

With a little touch of regional cheese fondue thrown in, this signature Shepherd’s Pie — heavily inspired by Quebec’s pâté chinois — is sure to satisfy the whole family!

À la rousse poivrée
À la rousse poivrée Ruisseau Noir Craft Brewery

Aromatic subtlety and balance are the hallmarks of this cheese fondue. Made with Rousse Poivrée (red beer) by Terrebonne’s Microbrasserie Ruisseau Noir, this unique caramelized and peppery treat brings the flavours of cheese into harmony.

You will be delighted!

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