Shepherd’s Pie

This turned out wonderful.  A very satisfying meal that I might try to do as a Sunday Roast sometime.  Technically it is Shepherd’s Pie because I used ground lamb but the original recipe is Cottage Pie
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Lucked out and found ground lamb at the local Wegmans.  It was amazingly lean and smelled delicious.  If you aren’t a fan of lamb, I am sure ground beef would work just fine.

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For the “gravy”, I used 1/2c Merlot, 1.5c chicken broth, Worcestershire sauce, 1 Tbsp tomato paste (my daughter tried to make a Cottage Pie and didn’t like the sauce because it was too “tomato-y”.. I think this one turned out perfect so I am definitely sharing it with her) – Herbs: dried thyme and fresh rosemary, chopped garlic, freshly ground black pepper.

 

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The recipe called for onions, carrots, and celery but I sort of had a “picture” in my head so I used frozen mixed vegetables??? not just laziness on my part because I knew what I wanted it to taste like.

 

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Used cornstarch mixed with water to thicken but also let everything simmer while the potatoes were cooking.

 

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Mashed 3 medium potatoes with milk and Mexican blend shredded cheese

 

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The lamb mixture on the bottom, topped with the potato mixture and then a sprinkling of more shredded cheese

 

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400-degree oven for 30 minutes

Shepard's Pie

 

Turned out wonderful – not too soupy and the top had a nice crunch.

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