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Shepherd's Pub Pie Recipe

3 large all-purpose potatoes (about 1 1/2 pounds), peeled and cut into pieces
2 garlic cloves, peeled
2 T. butter
1/2 C. warm milk or half-and-half cream
salt and pepper to taste
2 T. finely chopped parsley
1 1/2 lbs. lamb shoulder, coarsely chopped or lean ground lamb
1 medium onion, chopped
3/4 C. diced carrots
1/2 C. diced celery
2 T. flour
1 t. dried thyme
1 t. dried crushed rosemary
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. pepper
pinch of ground nutmeg
1 C. beef broth

In large saucepan, place potatoes and garlic; cover with water. Bring to boil and cook, covered, for 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Drain potatoes and place in bowl. Add butter and milk or cream; mash until light and fluffy. Adjust seasonings with salt and pepper. Stir in parsley. Cover and set aside.

In skillet over medium-high heat, saute lamb, onion, carrot and celery until meat is no longer pink. Drain off fat. Stir in flour, thyme, rosemary, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Cook, stirring, 2 minutes. Stir in broth; reduce heat to low and simmer for 3 minutes.

Preheat oven to 375F.

Spoon meat filling into 9-inch deep-dish pie plate, 10-inch pie plate or shallow casserole. Spread potatoes over meat. Swirl top of potatoes with tines of fork to add peaks. Bake 35 to 40 minutes.

Makes 4 to 6 servings.



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