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Chef Tonys Shepherds Pie at Kensington Place memory care community in Redwood City California

Chef Tony’s Shepherd’s Pie

Chef Tony Ng’s Shepherd’s Pie continues to be a crowd-pleaser at Kensington Place, a memory care community in Redwood City! Make sure you read to the bottom since this is a more complex, two-step recipe. Enjoy!

Mashed Potato:

  • 5 large potato peeled and cut into 4 pieces
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 2 cup of warm milk
  • 1 tea spoon of salt
  • 1 tea spoon ground black pepper


  1. Cook potato until nice and soft with 8 cup of water in pot.
  2. Drain excess water.
  3. Add above ingredients and mixed and whipped until smooth.
  4. Start with 1 cup of milk and add as needed.  You may not need all 2 cups



  • 2 table spoon of oil
  • 1 lb of ground beef
  • 1/4 cup of diced celery
  • 1/4 cup of diced onion white
  • 1/4 cup of diced carrots
  • 1 table spoon of chopped garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of tarragon
  • 1/4 cup of beef stock
  • 2 table spoon of white wine
  • 1 table spoon of butter


  1. Get a medium size pot heat and add oil.
  2. After adding oil give it about 10 seconds for it to get hot.
  3. Add first 9 ingredients and sauté for about 2 minutes at medium heat.
  4. Then add the remaining 3 items and cook for about 15 minute covered.
  5. In a separate 4 inch baking pan pour meat into the pan then layer the mashed potato on top evenly.
  6. Put in the oven and baked for about 15 minutes at 350 degrees uncovered.
  7. Feel free to sprinkle cheese on top before baking.
  8. Let it cool down and cut into squares.
  9. Enjoy!