Traditional Shepherd's Pie
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Traditional Shepherd's Pie

Submitted by: System User

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 40 Minutes

Servings: 7

A timeless Irish recipe. To make cottage pie simply replace lamb with beef.


  • 1 lbs. ground lamb
  • 2 tbs. butter
  • 1 c. onion
  • 1 2/3 c. beef stock
  • 1 tsp. tomato puree
  • 1 tbs. fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp. fresh thyme
  • 1 tsp. fresh parsley
  • 1 lbs. white or gold potatoes
  • 2 c. mixed vegetables


Make mashed potatoes from the potatoes: peel and boil potatoes, then mash. Melt butter in frying pan. Add onions, cook for about 5 minutes. Pour in stock (or water) and bring to a boil. Add tomato puree, parsley, thyme and salt and pepper, simmer for 5 minutes. Add meat and remaining vegetables to sauce and bring to boil. Place in a pie dish, cover with mashed potatoes, and score the top. Reheat in a moderate oven (350°F) for about 30 minutes.