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Passi a Fai Veloce Cottage Pie

 ·  ☕ 6 min read  ·  ✍️ Dale Neal

Cottage Pie
Cottage Pie

Hello everybody, I hope you’re having an amazing day today. Today, we’re going to prepare a special dish, cottage pie. One of my favorites food recipes. This time, I will make it a bit unique. This will be really delicious.

Cottage Pie is one of the most favored of current trending meals in the world. It’s enjoyed by millions every day. It’s simple, it’s fast, it tastes yummy. They are nice and they look wonderful. Cottage Pie is something which I have loved my whole life.

Being from Australia, cottage pie is a favourite when it comes to comfort food for the family. Overall, this recipe is pretty close to the orignial. Not sure why you would want to add cinnamon to a traditional cottage pie. Wonderful cottage pie, reminds me of the meals I had in my British school's canteen.

To begin with this recipe, we have to prepare a few components. You can have cottage pie using 27 ingredients and 16 steps. Here is how you can achieve that.

The ingredients needed to make Cottage Pie:
  1. Make ready Filling
  2. Get 3 lb ground beef (80/20)
  3. Take 3-4 strips bacon (ground/minced) (optional)
  4. Make ready 1 medium onion (diced)
  5. Prepare 1 head garlic (minced)
  6. Get 5 medium carrots (diced)
  7. Prepare 4 celery stalks (diced)
  8. Get 2 c green beans (chopped 2 in long)
  9. Take 8 oz package of mushrooms (diced)
  10. Prepare 1 (6 oz) can of tomato paste
  11. Get 1/3 c flour
  12. Get 1/2 c red wine (optional)
  13. Get 3-4 c beef or vegetable broth
  14. Take 1 tsp Beef Better than Bullion (optional)
  15. Get Seasoning
  16. Take salt and pepper
  17. Take 1/4-1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  18. Get 1 tsp paprika
  19. Make ready 1-2 tsp fresh chopped thyme
  20. Make ready 1-2 bay leaves (optional)
  21. Prepare Mashed Potatoes
  22. Get 5 large russet potatoes
  23. Make ready 1 pint cream or heavy cream
  24. Prepare 1 cup parmesan cheese (shaved)
  25. Make ready 1 stick butter
  26. Make ready 1/2-1 c sour cream (Optional, but let’s be honest, preferred)
  27. Get salt and pepper

We used potato slices, which saves time and looks good, too. For a shepherd's pie, use lamb. Boil the potatoes until soft and mash them with the milk until smooth and creamy. Spoon the meat mixture into a gratin dish and cover with a thick, even layer of mashed potato.

Instructions to make Cottage Pie:
  1. Begin by browning the meat over medium heat. I like to add some ground bacon to add a little extra fat content and enhance the overall flavor. Remove the browned meat and set to the side.
  2. Add the diced onions and minced garlic to the pan you browned the meat in. Allow the onions to soften and your kitchen to fill with the best aroma known to chef-kind.
  3. Once your onions have softened add the diced celery, carrots and mushrooms and two tablespoons of butter. Season with fresh chopped thyme, salt, and pepper to taste.
  4. As the veggies cook mix in the tomato paste. After a couple minutes add the green beans. Veggies should soften slightly, however we do want a crunch to them.
  5. Mix in the flour and stir to coat. Allow to cook for a minute before adding the wine. Slowly begin adding broth to the mixture. A gravy-like texture will form and bind the meat and veggies. If you would like, add a tsp of Better than Bouillon to the mixture and stir. Add cayenne pepper (more if you like spice),paprika, and bay leaves. Reduce the heat and allow the mixture to simmer for 5 min, stirring occasionally.
  6. Peel and chop the potatoes. Add the chopped potatoes to a pot of salted water and boil for 8-10 minutes or until the potatoes are tender preferably as the filling begins to cook.
  7. Drain the potatoes and add butter, sour cream, and cheese. Begin to mash the potatoes using a masher, whisk, immersion blender, or wooden spoon. Slowly add cream while mashing to smoothen the mixture.
  8. Once smooth season to taste with salt and pepper.
  9. *Note: In my opinion mashed potatoes are an incredibly personal thing. Everyone’s recipe is different and everyone has their own potato preferences. Make whatever mash is going to make you happiest but my mash will always be buttery and creamy with a little tang from the sour cream and will ALWAYS have some lumps. Life is better lumpy.
  10. Remove components from heat and remove bay leaves from the filling. Preheat the oven to 410°F.
  11. This recipe will make two medium size pies or one very large pie. Fill your baking dish ⅔ full with filling.
  12. Pipe or spoon the mashed potatoes into an even layer over the filling. Drizzle with a little olive oil. Bake for 20-25 min or until golden brown. Broil for 2-3 minutes if you desire a crispier/darker finish on the potatoes.
  13. Serve and enjoy!
  14. This recipe is incredibly easy to turn vegetarian or vegan friendly. Add additional mushrooms or root vegetables to the filling and sub any dairy components for your favorite dairy substitutes.
  15. I like crunchy veggies to compliment the rich and creamy texture of the potatoes. If a little crunch isn’t your thing, allow the veggies to saute for slightly more time prior to adding the flour and broth and then allow to simmer for about 10 min. Make sure you are stirring and adding more broth should the mixture become too thick.
  16. Seasoning is a preference. Like things spicier? Add more cayenne pepper or some hot sauce into the mixture. Need a garnish? Chop some parsley or chives and sprinkle over a steaming portion of pie. Think I’m missing something? Email me!
  17. Ready to serve and ENJOY!

Boil the potatoes until soft and mash them with the milk until smooth and creamy. Spoon the meat mixture into a gratin dish and cover with a thick, even layer of mashed potato. This is a meat and carb heavy dish, so it goes really well with fresh side salads like a Rocket Salad with Balsamic Dressing, or a Garden Salad with French or Italian Dressing. I recently served it with this Carrot Salad with a Honey Dijon Dressing which was a hit!. For a cosy meal on a cold winter night, try it with a side of Glazed Roasted Carrots and Sautéed.

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