38+ Best Red Wine For Cooking Shepherd's Pie Images. Like, sautéed with garlic and onion, sauced up with a sizzle of red wine, coated in a quick gravy, and baked under a layer of creamy this is not a lentil shepherd's pie, but if you want to add lentils for a little more protein punch, you do you. But if you prefer not to cook with wine, just add in an extra 1/2 cup of beef stock instead.
Red rhône varieties like syrah and grenache from california's central coast have a spicy edge that would impress with this dish. It's topped with cheddar cheese mashed potatoes. Add wine, bring to a simmer, and cook until reduced by half (it should no longer smell boozy), about 5 minutes.
There's no need for pastry with this crowning glory of creamy mashed potato, baked long.
By ken haedrich february/march 2018 issue. By ken haedrich february/march 2018 issue. • 96% would make again. This easy shepherd's pie is a layered casserole of ground beef and veggies in a homemade gravy.