Shepherd’s Pie…it’s the ultimate comfort food, and super easy to make! It’s believed to have originated in Ireland, and is one of our favorites. From what I have read, Shepherd’s Pie was also known as Cottage Pie, and was made from a pound of meat and basically anything else that was leftover or available, especially potatoes since they were in such great supply. Usually, it’s made topped with mashed potatoes, but this time, I’m making Shepherd’s Pie with hash browns!
Here is what I used… 1lb of lean ground beef (browned), 2 cans of mixed vegetables, beef stock, butter, hash browns, and a bit of hard cider. No worries about the cider, the alcohol will evaporate during cooking!
I added a cup of beef broth and about ⅓ of the bottle of hard cider, and 1 tbsp. of butter. I brought it to a boil, then simmered for about 15 minutes. To thicken the mixture, I mixed a little cornstarch with cold water, added it to the pot, then let it boil for 2 minutes.
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