This recipe is my signature dish. This traditional Irish fare is the most requested meal that I get asked to make for pot-luck dinners, when we have guests over and it is my partners favorite dish He asks for it often. (at least once a week). I’m even going to share with you my secret ingredient for this dish as well, as you will discover below. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as me and mine do. 🙂
1 lb ground beef
1 Cup diced onion
6 medium potatos
1 Cup chicken broth
2 Cups frozen vegetables (your choice)
2 Tbsp butter
2Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
3 Tsp chili spice
3 Tsp clubhouse roasted garlic & peppers spice (secret ingredient)
1/4 Cup almond milk
salt & pepper
- Start by chopping potatoes into 1 inch cubes , putting them into a pan, add water until covered and boiling for 20 min.
- Brown meat then add onions and cook for another 5 minutes, turn off heat. Add chili spice and roasted garlic spice, mix well. Cover and let stand.
- To make gravy, melt butter in small pan over medium heat, then when butter starts to simmer add flour and mix for 1 minute to cook flour. Then add broth and Worcestershire sauce and stir for another 6 or 7 minutes until thickened.
- When gravy is thickened add to meat mixture and stir well, then add 1 well beaten egg, mix until you see the egg starting to cook from the heat of the gravy. Next add your frozen vegetables. Mix well.
- When potatoes are done boiling, drain water then add milk and egg, mash well. I use a hand mixer for this and the potatoes come out nice and fluffy.
- Spoon your meat mixture into a casserole dish and cover over the bottom evenly and add salt & pepper to taste. Next spoon the mashed potato mixture over the meat mixture and spread evenly. Do a light dusting of paprika over potatoes then put in the oven set to broil for approx. 15 minutes until the cottage pie is heated through and the potatoes have a crispy coating on the top. Let stand 5 minutes then serve and enjoy.
Makes 6 servings