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Cottage Pie


A traditional cottage pie is made with ground beef and topped with mashed potatoes. We used potato slices, which saves time and looks good, too. For a shepherd's pie, use lamb. Or, try a turkey twist: Add 2 cups finely minced turkey meat along with the peas.

Source: Everyday Food, November 2010
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  • MS11870560
    4 APR, 2019
    Delicious, just as the recipe is written! So quick to come together, too - great for a weeknight. My only concern is that six servings is a little optimistic - I would say it served four at the most.
  • adamson0812
    9 FEB, 2019
    Easy to make. Smells great while cooking. My girl loved it that i can cook for her. I would make it Again. Great for cold weather food. Made fresh garlic butter and had bread with it.
  • makatzenberg
    12 OCT, 2018
    I used Boca crumbles to make this vegetarian and because I can't easily find dark beer in a single can or bottle, I just used regular Miller beer. Very easy and tasty recipe even with these substitutions.
  • pat.worklan
    11 FEB, 2018
    I live with two very picky eaters and we all love this. It's especially good when the weather is cold and damp. It's easy to make and flavorful. It's in our monthly rotation. Big thumbs up.
  • dickinsonmalco
    1 MAR, 2016
    Traditional cottage pie is topped with sliced potatoes to signify the roof tiles on a cottage. Shepherd,s pie is topped with mashed potatoes to signify the wool on the sheep.
  • kdes2420
    22 OCT, 2013
    This turned out really good. My husband loved drinking the left over beer. I increased the meat to 1 1/2 lb. added a bit more beer, paste and a small container of fresh sliced mushrooms. It just gave us enough for one meal. Next time I will double the recipe . It's a good recipe for a low carb diet .
  • ppixie
    24 JAN, 2013
    This was absolutely delicious! Made the recipe exactly according to directions.
  • abby485
    24 MAY, 2011
    This recipe is beautiful and delicious. I made it for a new mom, and I was so impressed with the result I made it 2 days later for my family.
  • Gingerbakes
    31 JAN, 2011
    The beer really adds flavor to a traditional recipe. I make it with either thinly sliced potatoes or mashed and cover for the last 5 minutes of baking. Feel free to add mushrooms and double recipe to serve six. It really barely is enough for three because it is very good and everyone will want just a little more until it is gone.
  • sueware
    9 JAN, 2011
    Really, really easy and tasty! I used ground turkey and added sliced portabellos, turnips and used red wine because I didn't have beer. Great Sunday night winter dinner!

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