Combination Shepherd’s pie and Cottage pie
A combination shepherd’s pie and cottage pie is called what? I have no idea. I’m also topping it with mashed sweet potato rather than potato so it’s truly behind a hybrid, it is an all out mutated mess of a pie but I guarantee you this tastes the bomb.
- 1 Lamb shoulder (deboned and rolled)
- 1 cross section Osso bucco
- 3 Onions (sliced)
- 1 Carrot (diced)
- 2 sticks Celery (diced)
- 1 cup Beef stock
- ½ cup Red wine
- 1 Sweet potato diced
- 1 tablespoon Sour cream
- 1 tablespoon Coon cheese (shredded)
- 1 cup Peppercorn gravy (instant)
Place the onions, celery, and carrot in the slow cooker and then add the beef and lamb. Slosh in the stock and wine and set the slow cooker to six hours.
When the meat is cooked shred the beef and lamb together and add some of the onion, carrot and celery into a large mixing bowl.
Cook the sweet potato in a microwave oven until it is soft and then process with a stick blender. Add in the sour cream and cheese.
Make up some instant peppercorn gravy and add it to the meat and vegetables and mix.
In a pyrex baking dish add the meat and gravy mix.
Top with the sweet potato and then bake in an oven at 200 °C for 25 minutes.
Serve with steamed vegetables.
Shoot a photograph and eat the pie.
Wash the dishes and then write the recipe.
Write a blog post and hope that your food loving friends share the recipe on social media.
Sweet potato is sloppier than mashed potato so that’s why I use the microwave oven. I don’t use any extra water and just wait for the sweet potato to soften. The alternative is to bake the sweet potato for a smoky flavour.
Questions and answers
What do you call a combination of a shepherd’s pie and cottage pie?
I was thinking Cottherd’s pie or Shepage pie. Given I’ve used sweet potato, it could be healthful or wellness inspired Cottherd’s pie or Shepage pie given sweet potato is all the rage.
Why do people mix up shepherd’s pie and cottage pie?
I don’t know. A shepherd’s pie is made with lamb and a cottage pie is made with beef.
What’s your favourite?
In a meat pie I really like a cottage pie. For a meal, I really like a shepherd’s pie especially served with vegetables.
Could you do this with a pressure cooker rather than a slow cooker?
Yes, it would be easy in a pressure cooker. I just like the whole ritual of the slow cooker.
What did you have for lunch today?
I made an English muffin cheeseburger
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