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Shepherd's Pie
Scottish Classic Made With Lamb!
1 - 1 1/2 lbs. ground lamb
1 medium yellow onion, sliced thin
1 - 1 1/2 cups mashed potatoes
1/2 cup carrots, cooked and diced
1 cup brown stock or prepared onion gravy
2 Tbls. melted butter
salt and pepper, to taste


Shepherd's Pie is a Scottish classic made with lamb, of which like the Greeks, Scots eat a lot. Because it is so simple to make, its success depends on the ingredients; use only the freshest and best. Simply bear in mind T. L. Peacock's sage advice for stealing sheep! The mountain sheep are sweeter, but the valley sheep are fatter; We, therefore, deemed it meeter to carry off the latter.

Brown onions thoroughly in a large skillet or stock pot. Add ground lamb, cook until browned, stirring frequently. Add stock or gravy, make fairly moist to allow absorbtion when baking. Season to taste. Layer carrots, lamb, and potatoes from bottom of deep 5-quart casserole dish. Drizzle melted butter on top. Bake in preheated 350F/180C oven. Serve after 40-45 minutes or when potatoes form browned, crispy crust.

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Preparation Time: Serves: 2-4
Recipe Origin: United Kingdom
Submitted by:
Nick Fiddes

United Kingdom
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