Saturday

Cottage/ Shepherds Pie

Our family had the absolute privilege of living in the UK for 4 years. Our son Sam was born there and we left knowing the rumor that the English produce bland food was laughable!!!

Here is a recipe that at least 3 friends brought around after Sam was born... Comfort food at it's best!!


 

Serves 6  ( but doubling or even tripling this recipe is SO easy! )

Ingredients

2 1/2 to 3 pounds of either hamburger/mince or ground or lamb/mince or ground   (lamb is shepherds- hamburger is cottage)
8  big potatoes
1 onion minced
3 carrots chopped
3 TBS butter
1/2 cup milk
pinch of salt
pinch pf pepper
1 cup of peas
1 cup shredded cheddar
2 TBS all purpose flour (optional)
1 Can tomato paste
2 TBS of Worcestershire Sauce
1 Cup beef broth


Prepare

* Boil the  potatoes (peel on or off up to you!!)
* Soften the carrots and onion in a splash of olive oil or butter
* Add the mince (meat) to the  mixture and brown adding the Worcestershire sauce
* Mash the potato with butter and milk - cover and put aside
* Add the Beef Broth to the Mince(meat) and add the Tomato Paste and flour if desired
* Simmer another 5 minutes
* Heat the oven to 350 Degrees or 176 Celsius
* Put mince (meat) mixture on the bottom of a 13 inch baking dish
* Add peas
* Put the mashed on top
* Add the shredded cheese
* Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, or until top is  light brown

2 comments:

Matthew said...

It was certainly yummy the other night!!

thepandagirl said...

ummm... this one sounds quite delectable!

Serving sizes and this sight.....

As many of you have come to realize, I am usually making huge amounts of food and alot of times for more than just my family. However, I would be horrified to think that someone who was living alone, or with only a couple people in their home would feel discouraged about this..
Simply use division for most of these recipes if they are too big. With the exception of baking, which requires a fair amount of science, these recipes can be adjusted and modified with ease! And if you feel stuck, either leave me a comment or email me and I will try to respond to you as soon as I can.
Thanks fellow foodies, hope you eat something yummy today and enjoy the fact that you didn't spend lots of money at a high end restaurant!

Enjoy! I love to hear from you all!

Rebecca Turrigiano

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