Cottage pie is a combination of ground lamb or beef with mashed potatoes, topped with a bubbling layer of cheese is the perfect comfort food. It's a good remedy for the winter chills.—Shannon Copley, Upper Arlington, Ohio
Happy almost St. Patrick's Day! This weeks #BakingWithBeth recipe doesn't really involve anything pastry related, save for piping mashed potatoes (which was a first, and tons of fun!), but this Irish cottage pie involves Guinness and is in keeping with the March pie-theme.
This shepherd's pie recipe is perfect for using up leftovers; Jamie's lamb shepherd's pie has a twist with crispy potatoes all around !
Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large saucepan and fry 1¼ kg beef mince until browned - you may need to do this in batches. Set aside as it browns. Put the other 2 tbsp olive oil into the pan, add 2 finely chopped onions, 3 chopped carrots and 3 chopped celery sticks and cook on a gentle heat until soft, about 20 mins.
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Heat a large pan on a medium heat. Add a good lug of olive oil and the onions, carrots, celery and garlic. Cook gently with the lid on for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until softened. Add the chopped rosemary leaves, tinned tomatoes and stock and stir well.