Goatherder’s Pie.

The ultimate comfort meal!

The ultimate comfort meal!

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.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground meat
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 can corn, drained
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • salt and pepper

Instructions:

  • 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.

Notes:

  • 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!
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