Monday, June 27, 2011

My Shepherd's pie

Did you know that - Cottage pie refers to a British or Irish meat pie made with beef mince and with a crust made from mashed potato. A variation on this dish is known as Shepherd's pie.

The term cottage pie is known to have been in use in 1791, when the potato was being introduced as an edible crop affordable for the poor (cf. "cottage" meaning a modest dwelling for rural workers).
 So, here it is, my variation of this yummy dish -

 500 gr burger or loose sausage
 1/2 onion, minced
5-6 potatoes, mashed
1 cup frozen mixed vegetables
1/2 cup of tomato sauce (any sauce will do, even marinara)
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon red hot sauce
1/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

2. In a large frying pan combine and cook the burger , and onion and fry until burger is brown.

3. Mash potatoes(thicker and creamier the better).

4. Combine the meat, mixed veggies, tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and red hot sauce in large baking dish or 2- 9x13 dishes. Mix it all together well and spread out evenly. Spread mashed potatoes over the top. Sprinkle cheese on top.

5. Bake in the preheated oven covered for 30 minutes; uncover and bake for 5 minutes.

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