The Chew: Pork Shepherd’s Pie Recipe & VH1 Jenny McCarthy Show


The Chew: Pork Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

Talk show host Jenny McCarthy was a guest on The Chew, and she helped the gang make an Extra Value Friday dish. With Mario Batali, she cooked up a Pork Shepherd’s Pie Recipe.

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Jenny McCarthy, the author and actress, is now also a late night talk show host. You can see her in The Jenny McCarthy Show, Friday nights on VH1.


The MTV game show Singled Out put her in the spotlight, and she is trying to recapture that energy and enthusiasm, playing on her party girl image.

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She has an Irish heritage, and said that her extended family includes about 600 members on Chicago’s South Side. Her cousin is comic actress Melissa McCarthy.

The Chew: Pork Shepherd's Pie Recipe & VH1 Jenny McCarthy Show

The Chew featured a Pork Shepherd’s Pie Recipe for St. Patrick’s Day, made by Mario Batali with some help from late night talk show host Jenny McCarthy.


Though she admitted her best culinary tool is the microwave. But she was game to work with Mario Batali. You could use lamb or beef instead of pork in this recipe, if you would like.

The Chew: Pork Shepherd’s Pie Ingredients

  • 2 lb Ground Pork
  • 2 ribs Celery, chopped
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 3 Carrots, chopped
  • 1 cup Chicken Stock
  • 3 tbsp Corn Flour
  • 1 cup Peas (frozen)
  • 3 lb Yukon Gold Potatoes
  • Horseradish
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper

The Chew: Mario Batali Pork Shepherd’s Pie Directions

  1. Preheat your broiler.
  2. Cover peeled potatoes in water, going three inches above them.
  3. Bring to a boil. Cook until tender, about 18 minutes.
  4. Drain and cool.
  5. Mash potatoes, mixing with a cup of olive oil.
  6. Add horseradish and salt and pepper to season.
  7. Add olive oil to a cast iron skillet.
  8. Saute pork, seasoning with salt and pepper.
  9. Cook about 12 minutes, to a dark brown color.
  10. Remove pork using a slotted spoon.
  11. In the pork juices, cook celery, carrots, and onions.
  12. Cook about three minutes before adding flour.
  13. Let cook another few minutes to thicken.
  14. Use chicken stock to deglaze the pan.
  15. Add cooked pork back into the skillet.
  16. Cook about 10 minutes; liquid should all but evaporate.
  17. Add peas and tweak seasonings.
  18. Top the skillet with your mashed potatoes and cook about 10 minutes, until potatoes are golden.
  19. Serve hot.


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