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Cottage Pie

July 27, 2011

I don’t cook too many things in July or August but I put this craving together at midnight and only had to turn on the oven for a short time at dinner time the next day.  Things that can be done in the evening hours are my summer salvation.  Shepherd’s Pie would be my first choice but I seldom have leftover lamb available so this is my “stand-in”.

Cottage Pie


  • 5 Medium Potatoes (washed and peeled)
  • 4 T. Butter
  • 1/2 -1 C. Milk
  • 1 Lg. Onion (chopped)
  • 2 Sticks Celery (sliced)
  • 1 t. Minced Garlic
  • 4 Carrots (sliced)
  • 1 t. Dried Thyme
  • 1 lb. Ground Beef
  • 1-2 T. Fresh Parsley (chopped)
  • 1 1/2 C. Beef Stock
  • 1-3 t. Wondra (or flour)
  • 1/4 C. Fresh Parsley (chopped)
  • Dash of Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/2 C. Kerrygold Dubliner Cheese (grated)


  1. Cut potatoes and boil for about 20 minutes; remove from heat, drain and set aside
  2. Saute the onions, celery, carrots and garlic for about 10 minutes with 2 T. butter
  3. Add the beef and thyme and brown it all over; add half the stock continue to heat
  4. Add the Wondra to the remaining stock and stir well; add to the beef mixture
  5. Add a generous dash of Worcestershire Sauce and combine well; continue to heat for about 15 minutes
  6. While beef mixture is cooking mash potatoes with 2 T. butter and 1/2-1 C. milk; set aside
  7. Add the parsley, salt and pepper to beef mixture to taste and put into a baking dish and top with the potatoes
  8. Dot with butter and grated cheese
  9. When ready to bake; preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake for about 35-40 minutes; top will become crispy and meat mixture will begin to bubble

(Serves 6-8)

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. August 25, 2011 08:58

    Your meat sauce looks so rich and tasty. I also love Kerrygold Dubliner cheese and these look perfect together!Cooker weather is coming and I’m looking forward to turning on the oven! 🙂

    • September 11, 2011 18:15

      Hi Megan, been out of town for awhile and then out of my mind. Hope all is well with you.

  2. July 28, 2011 17:12

    Oh so good, leftovers with a fried egg in the am are better than good too.

  3. July 28, 2011 08:06

    Gorgeous. Looks worth turning on the oven for.

  4. July 27, 2011 21:42

    Great post today. I really enjoyed it. Food and recipes are something I can share with my friends and family. Thank you for sharing this.

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