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Put a little shepherd in your life! March 11, 2011

Filed under: Entree Recipes — celebrationgoddess @ 11:27 pm

FOODIE FRIDAY – (enjoy a new recipe to try this weekend!)

It’s that time again! Ground meat, gravy and garlicy mashed potato. Delicious! And I just read that
shepherd’s pie is made with lamp and cottage pie with beef. So really this is cottage pie!


  • 1 1/2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon savory
  • 2 cups beef stock (my original recipe called for consomme)
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 cup finely diced carrot
  • 1/2 cup peas
  • 1/2 cup corn 


Brown ground beef,drain fat. Add onions& garlic,cook until softened. Stir in flour,salt,pepper,thyme& savory. Add stock,worcestershire,bay leaf,& carrots. Cover loosely and simmer, stirring occasionally for 20 minutes or until quite thick and carrots are tender. Stir in corn. Add salt to taste, remove bay leaf. Spread in 11×7 baking dish,let cool slightly. For the topping: In boiling salted water,cook potatoes with garlic until tender. Drain well and mash,beat in milk,salt& pepper. Reserve 1 tbsp beaten egg,beat remainder into potatoes. Spread over meat mixture (easiest if you start from edges). Brush with reserved egg.(I sometimes sprinkle a little parmesan & parsley over top too).

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