and of course tasty Irish food. This year mom made Cottage Pies to celebrate, Cottage Pie is really just Shepherds Pie with beef instead of lamb and its damn tasty.
Cottage Pie for Humans (from Tea and Sympathy)
3 lbs. potatoes, peeled and chopped in big chunks
1 stick butter
1/2 cup Whole milk
Salt and pepper to taste.
Grated sharp Cheddar cheese, about 2-3 oz
For the Potatoes
- Boil the peeled and chopped in chunks potatoes in lightly salted water for 20-25 minutes, until soft.
- Drain them well and then mash them, stir in the butter and add the milk little by little until you reach your desired consistency.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
1 1lb ground beef
1 package Cascadian Farm frozen peas
1 package chopped frozen spinach, thawed
3 large carrots peeled and chopped
1 15 oz can tomato sauce (or if your dog is sensitive to tomatoes 1 1/2 cups beef broth)
3 large sweet potatoes (mom only used two and it was not enough.
Prick the sweet potatoes all over with a fork and microwave on high for 20 minutes. Set the potatoes aside to cool.
Preheat the oven to 350
Cook the beef over medium high heat in a large pot until browned. Add the spinach and peas as stir. Add the tomato sauce or beef stock and carrots and stir. Simmer 20 minutes. Pour the filling into an ovenproof baking dish or casserole. Spread the sweet potatoes over (you can see from the above photo that mom did not have nearly enough sweet potatoes.) Bake for 25 minutes. Cool. Serve as a healthy and festive kibble topper.