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! )


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


* 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


Matthew said...

It was certainly yummy the other night!!

Anonymous 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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