Smoked foods are so much more than pulled pork and baby back ribs. Smoked meats are very versatile.
Earlier this week I posted a SMOKED SALMON ZOODLE ALFREDO. You can smoke any protein. In that case, I have to admit that I bought the smoked salmon at the grocery store. I needed to put together a quick meal. This combination came together in like 20 minutes – tops.
My Smoked Brisket Shepherds Pie came together pretty quickly too. That is because I had made the smoked brisket before and found it in the freezer. I have gotten better about putting my leftovers in the fridge. I am well known in my family for overdoing it. I do not have real good portion control when it comes to what I serve.
An example came this past weekend. My son proposed to his fiancé (and she said YES). OMG. We are so excited for them. My son asked me to throw a little BBQ for some family and friends after the proposal. We expected 25 people. I made 25 lbs of smoked chicken and beef for tacos. You know how much I had leftover? About 20 lbs. You get the idea?
I happened to see this SHEPHERDS PIE recipe from a blogging mentor of mine named RecipeTinEats. The recipe is pretty basic. The richness comes from the mashed potatoes which are blended with cream cheese. Some additional sweetness comes from the corn which I grilled to get a nice char and to release there natural sweetness. The last component is the flavor from the smoking of the brisket.
Making the Mashed Potatoes.
The Assembling of the Shepherds Pie.
The Smoked Brisket Shepherds Pie Plated.
Smoked Brisket Shepherds Pie
- 1 Lb Smoked Brisket cubed
- 4 Ears Corn grilled
- 3 Lbs Yukon Potatoes
- 8 Ounces Creamed Cheese
- 1 Tbsp Seasoned Salt
- 2 Tsp Black Pepper
- 3/4 Cup Coconut Milk
- 4 Ounces Butter melted
- 1/2 Cup Smoked Gouda shredded & divided
Begin by peeling the potatoes and boiling in water until fork tender. Add to a stand mixer and blend. Add in the cream cheese, most of the smoked gouda coconut milk and butter and blend until mixed.
Assemble the shepherds pie by adding the smoked brisket to a baking dish. Next, add the grilled corn. Next, top with the mashed potatoes and the remaining cheese. Cook in a 325 degree oven for 25 minutes.
Serve and enjoy!