Easy Traditional Irish Shepherd's Pie. This is truly the traditional shepherds pie. As the allrecipes.com video on this states Shepherds raised sheep not cow hence the use of lamb and not beef and the name "Shepherds Pie. Irish Shepherd's Pie is a twist off of the traditional Shepherd's Pie recipe that was thought to originate in Scotland or Britain.
The Irish call Cottage Pie Shepherd's pie and they bung any kind of meat in it although a traditional Shepherd's Pie is made with lamb and a Cottage Pie with beef. I'm just rating this on the basis of the recipe. How to Make Irish Shepherd's Pie Recipe. You can cook Easy Traditional Irish Shepherd's Pie using 5 ingredients and 6 steps. Here is how you achieve that.
Ingredients of Easy Traditional Irish Shepherd's Pie
- You need 1-1 1/2 lbs of ground meat of your choosing.
- Prepare 1 of Small Onion, diced.
- You need 8 oz of Frozen Peas and Carrots, thawed.
- You need to taste of Ground Black Pepper.
- It’s 4-8 of servings of Instant Mashed Potatoes.
When I think of Irish cuisine, Shepherds Pie comes to mind. Easy Traditional Irish Shepherd's Pie I have been using this recipe for years. It is very simple and has been passed down on my Irish side. This year, I was able to make it using actual ground lamb.
Easy Traditional Irish Shepherd's Pie step by step
- Place the ground meat and onion into a pot over medium heat. Cook the two of them until they both have been browned. Usually about 10 minutes..
- Add the Peas & Carrots to the pot. Stir together, adding the pepper to the mix as well. Cook together for another 5 to 10 minutes..
- When the meat mixture is complete, place into a either a pie or cake pan, about 9 inches. Set to the side. Usually, you can use two pans..
- Prepare the mashed potatoes as directed on the box. When it is done, put the mashed potatoes on top of the meat mixture. Spread evenly across the top..
- Turn the Broiler on in your oven. Put the two pans into the oven. Cook for 10 minutes. Check here to see if the topping is to your liking. Everything is basically cooked, so you are just browning the top of the mashed potatoes. I will usually add another 5 to 10 minutes.
There is the debate that if it does not have lamb, then it cannot be called Shepard's Pie. It is actually called Cottage Pie. Add in the onions and saute for a minute or two then add the meat. All of that is cooked in a delicious red wine/chicken broth saucy situation. It's everything a Shepherd's pie or a cottage pie should be!