This is a recipe that my mom used to make when I was a kid. It never really had a name until my childhood self decided that it was like shepherd’s pie (but not quite). I decided that it should be called goatherder’s pie 🙂 It’s a little less involved than making shepherd’s pie, and an excellent comfort food for when you’re not feeling well.
- 1 pound ground meat
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 cup rice
- 1 can corn, drained
- 1/4 cup flour
- salt and pepper
- Brown ground meat; drain.
- Add chopped onion to meat along with 3/4 cup water.
- Season; simmer.
- Cook 1 cup rice with 2 3/4 cups water and a little salt (i.e. add rice, water, and salt to a pan; cover, bring to a boil, and then reduce heat to low and cook until all water is evaporated).
- Add corn to meat.
- Put 1/4 cup flour in the bottom of a 1 cup measuring cup; slowly add water to make 1 cup, stirring the entire time to avoid lumps.
- Add to meat, stir well and heat until mixture thickens.
- Season again if needed.
- Add rice; mix.
- This makes about four servings, I usually halve it for the two of us.
- I use frozen corn, really doesn’t make a difference.
- If you don’t have an onion on hand, you can just sprinkle in some onion powder.
- The recipe was traditionally made with ground beef growing up, but ground pork or turkey taste just as good.
- If you like to prepare ingredients ahead of time, this is an excellent use for pressure canned ground meat and frozen rice….I made some earlier this week as I was getting sick, and it only took me about 15 minutes from start to finish. It took longer to heat the frozen corn than anything else!