Saturday, January 20, 2018

English Cottage Pie

This is another recipe from Sadie Dell. She writes:
 “Proper English Cottage Pie is a delicious, very traditional mince pie topped with mashed Potato. Serve with garden or mushy peas.”

1 pound lean ground Beef
1 Onion, diced
3 Carrots, diced
2 tablespoons all-purpose Flour
½ teaspoon ground Nutmeg 
1 tablespoon Italian Seasoning
2 tablespoons chopped fresh Parsley
1 ½ cups Beef Broth
1 tablespoon Tomato Paste
Salt and Pepper to taste

4 Potatoes, peeled and diced
¼ cup Butter, softened
1 cup Milk
Salt and Pepper to taste
¼ pound shredded Cheddar Cheese


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place a large skillet over medium heat. Crumble in ground Beef and saute one minute. Add Onion and Carrot and continue to saute until Meat is no longer pink and Onion begins to brown, about 5 minutes.

Mix in Flour, Nutmeg, mixed Herbs and Parsley. In a small bowl, combine Beef Broth and Tomato Paste. Mix together and then add to the Beef mixture. Add Salt and Pepper to taste. Lower heat and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until almost all of liquid has been absorbed. Spoon the mixture into a 9 inch pie plate.

Place diced potatoes in a medium saucepan. Cover with water and boil until potatoes are tender. Drain. Mash Potatoes until smooth, and then add Butter and Milk. Whip until fluffy. Add Salt and Pepper to taste. Spread potatoes over Beef filling. Sprinkle with Cheddar Cheese. Bake for 25 minutes until top is browned and Cheese is bubbly.

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