Roll back the clock to Saturday and some may remember that I smoked a Tri-tip for dinner. It was a cold windy day, but not as cold and windy as today! In fact we woke to snow on the ground. What's that saying April snow showers bring???? Anyways. Yesterday, Sunday I decided that we would use some of the left over Tri-tip for some french dip sandwiches. I also decided that I would try Chef JJ's Smokey Au Jus.
I fired up the Mini-WSM and smoked up a batch. I didn't take any photos of the french dip, just wasn't in the mood. SO that brings us to tonight's dinner. I had left over Tri-tip, the veggies from the Au Jus, and left over Au Jus. With the snow falling and the wind blowing I decided that these ingredients would make a great Shepard's Pie.
Chopped veggies from the Au Jus! Onions, garlic, carrots, and celery.
Tri-tip diced and ready
Simmering down the Au Jus with the veggies and Tri-tip.
Pie filled and topped with taters and brushed with paprika butter.
Out of the 400* oven, nice and golden brown.
What can I say, Fantastic! All in one meal!
He likes the snow!