Or is it English Shepherd’s Pie?…Whatever. It’s from Epicurious.com and it was wonderful.

What You Need:

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and chopped
  • 1 pound ground lamb (or substitute half with another ground meat) – I used ground bison.
  • 1 cup beef or chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste – I used ketchup….same shiat.
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh or dry rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon chopped Italian parsley
  • 1 cup frozen peas – I omitted these, but and added some canned corn.
  • 2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup milk (any fat content)

Do It:

1. Preheat oven to 375°F.

2. In a large sauté pan over medium-high heat, heat the oil, then add the onion, carrot, and meat. Cook until browned, 8 to 10 minutes.

3. Drain the fat and add the broth, tomato paste, and herbs. Simmer until the juices thicken, about 10 minutes, then add the peas.

4. Pour the mixture into a 1 1/2-quart baking dish; set aside.

5. Meanwhile, bring the potatoes to a boil in salted water. Cook until tender, about 20 minutes; drain.

6. Mash the potatoes with the butter, milk, and salt.

7. Spread them over the meat mixture, then crosshatch the top with a fork. – Pretty sure they mean Kriss Kross the top with a fork.. You know, like the 1990’s  rejects.

8. Bake until golden, 30 to 35 minutes.

Shepherd’s Pie Recipe Rating – I rate this recipe 8/10. Everyone loves meat & potatoes. Droolsies!