I could eat this all day every day! It’s so delicious and you will be surprised just how filling it is! I’ve made this many times, adding extras in the sauce such as white wine and mushrooms, depending on what mood I have! It’s a must try recipe and certainly I hope will become a ‘keeper’ recipe for you and your family. Please enjoy!
Say hello! to our East Meets West Cottage Pie. There are many recipes available for Cottage Pie, and indeed Shepherd’s Pie, which uses lamb mince as opposed to beef.
The humble Cottage Pie can be traced back as far as 1791,when the potato was introduced as an edible crop and was made affordable to poor people. It wasn’t until nearly 100 years later that the Shepherd’s Pie came about.
Originally, the cottage pie recipe consisted of using up any leftovers and the pie dish would have a lining inside the dish of mashed potato as well as a mashed potato crust on the top. These days, the most popular is to use the mashed potato only on the top of the pie.
We carried out a mini survey over at our Lovefoodies Facebook page and asked which pie everyone preferred – a Shepherd’s or cottage pie. The votes were split, and we couldn’t decide! Someone came up with the name ‘Moo-Baah’ Pie, after the sound a cow and a lamb would make (referring to the use of minced beef or lamb), so we also affectionately call this a ‘Moo-baah’ pie over on Facebook!
Here in this recipe, as with many at Lovefoodies, we try and add a bit more flavour and jazz, so that our taste buds get tickled and try and make a dish really something to remember. Of course, you can always leave out some of the spices and herbs, and just eat it plain….but that wouldn’t be much fun!
So flick your oven on and lets get cooking!
Fancy making a roast dinner but dreaded the thought of how to go about it?
Here I show you just how easy it is to make a tasty family meal. You can also get ideas for leftovers, such as fried rice chicken the next day, or chicken sandwiches for work. Nothing is wasted guys!
My recipe only uses 1 tablespoon of olive oil for the rub, no butter or other fats. So its super healthy and you can cook this meal in an hour! Go ahead and take a look. Surprise yourself at how good a cook you really are!