Traditional Shepherd’s Pie

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Traditional Shepherd’s Pie is an Irish dish made with seasoned ground lamb, carrots and peas and topped with mashed potatoes.



For the Lamb Mixture:

For the Mashed Potatoes:



For the Lamb Mixture:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large skillet, add olive oil over medium high heat. Once hot, add in the lamb, onion and carrots.
  3. Cook, crumbling up the lamb for 5-7 minutes or until no longer pink and the onions and carrots have softened.
  4. Add in the peas and butter and stir until combined.
  5. Sprinkle the flour on top and mix in until everything has a slightly sticky texture.
  6. Pour in the Worcestershire sauce, red wine and chicken stock and bring to a simmer. Stir frequently until the mixture reduces by half.
  7. Season with thyme, salt and pepper.
  8. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish.

For the Potatoes:

  1. Bring the water, salt and potatoes to a boil in a large pot. Cook for 10-15 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender.
  2. Drain potatoes and return to the pot.
  3. Add milk and butter and mash potatoes until smooth. Taste, adding salt and pepper if necessary.

For Assembly and Baking:

  1. Spread the mashed potatoes on top of the lamb mixture.
  2. Optionally, brush the potatoes with the beaten egg and sprinkle the Parmesan cheese on top.
  3. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the potatoes are lightly golden.

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