I was very excited to be invited backstage at several Rolling Stones’ Concerts over the years…The interesting thing about these backstage events is that the Stones conduct them “before” the concert.
Everyone is relaxed and excited by the anticipation of the show, the atmosphere is electric and the Stones oblige their fans by joining them for a virtual buffet feast…all of the band’s favorite dishes are there including Keith Richards’ favorite…shepherd’s pie.
Here is the recipe…
3 pounds potatoes, “Tumbling Diced”
1 tablespoon butter
Salt and pepper to taste
2 pounds ground beef
2 large onions, chopped
2 large carrots, grated
1 12-ounce can beef stock
1 tablespoon cornstarch
Place potatoes in large saucepan; cover with water. Bring to boil, reduce heat, simmer until tender. Drain. Using electric mixer or whisk, mash potatoes and butter. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
Heat large skillet. Add beef and onions. Season with salt and pepper. Add carrots and stock. Mix in cornstarch, cook 10 minutes. Pour meat mixture into pie dish and top with mashed potatoes. Place under broiler until potatoes begin to turn brown.