Classic Cottage Pie

This Classic Cottage Pie is a combination of lamb or beef with mashed potatoes, topped with a layer of cheese, it will warm your family on those chilly winter evenings!

1 lb. ground lamb or beef

2 medium carrots, finely chopped

1 medium onion, finelychopped

2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour

2 Tbsp. minced fresh parsley

1 Tbsp. Italian seasoning

3/4 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. pepper

1 1/2 cups beef stock-homemade recipe here

2 Tbsp. dry red wine or additional beef broth

1 Tbsp. tomato paste

1 tsp. brown sugar

1/2 cup frozen peas

Topping:

4 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed

1/2 cup milk

1/4 cup butter, cubed

3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided

1/4 tsp. salt

1/8 tsp. pepper

In a large skillet, cook lamb, carrots and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink and vegetables are tender, drain.

Stir in flour, parsley, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper until blended. Gradually add broth and wine, stir in tomato paste and brown sugar.

Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and cook 10-15 minutes or until tender.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Transfer meat mixture into a greased 9 inch deep pie plate.

Drain potatoes, mash with milk and butter. Stir in 1/2 cup cheese, salt and pepper.

Spread over meat mixture, sprinkle with remaining cheese.

Place pie plate on a foil lined baking sheet.

Bake 20-25 minutes or until the top is golden brown.

Serves 6

 

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