Experience a taste of ireland on st. patrick’s day with shepherd’s pie _ times free press

Rashelle Stafford, owner of Polly Claire’s Tearoom, finds that incorporating beef into the restaurant’s shepherd’s pie is not only more cost-effective but more appetizing to customers. Recipe for beef steak with mushroom sauce She tops her recipe with a rustic potato mash that’s sprinkled with shredded cheddar cheese and bacon to make it a true comfort food.

Irish lore has it that shepherd’s pie was the creation of frugal wives looking for different ways to serve leftover meat to their families in the late 1700s.


Recipe for chicken steak with mushroom sauce Two hundred years later, moms can still relate.

If you’re looking for a St. Marinade for flank steak fajitas Patrick’s Day dinner to serve the family on Friday night, consider a shepherd’s pie as a tasty alternative to Irish stew or corned beef and cabbage. Marinade for skirt steak fajitas (Oh, that boiled cabbage odor!)

The name “shepherd’s pie” has become a somewhat generic term for any meat pie with a mashed potato crust on top. Recipe for steak pie filling The term is commonly used interchangeably with shepherd’s pie or cottage pie. Recipe for steak pie But technically there is a difference.

“Shepherd’s pies are traditionally made with lamb,” says Rashelle Stafford, owner of Polly Claire’s Tearoom on Bonny Oaks Drive. Recipe for steak pie in slow cooker Her shepherd’s pie is one of four savory homemade pies offered on the menu.

Cottage pie is prepared with beef. Recipe for steak pie gordon ramsay A shepherdess pie is a vegetarian variation with no meat. Recipe for steak pie with shortcrust pastry But all three dishes share the common feature of mashed potatoes on top.

“I love shepherd’s pie. Recipe for steak pie jamie oliver I had it a lot growing up. Recipe for steak pie with puff pastry It is a fond childhood memory of leftovers after Easter,” says Margaret Johnson, chef at Lookout Mountain Golf and Country Club. Recipe for steak in slow cooker “I always make it with lots of lamb, gravy, carrots, peas and creamy buttery mashed potatoes.”

The beauty of the shepherd’s pie is that cooks can fill the dish with any meat and veggies they have on hand. Side dishes for steak kabobs Plus it’s an appetizing way to stretch leftover roasted meat.

“We used to make our own kind of made-up version of shepherd’s pie” until discovering a cottage pie recipe online that she uses now, says East Brainerd resident Gail Dooley. Making steak kabobs But she hasn’t given up experimenting with recipes; she adds frozen corn and peas to her new favorite. Easy steak kabobs (Recipe included below.)

“It uses ground beef, sauteed onions, carrots. Easy marinade for steak kabobs It’s seasoned with rosemary, thyme and Worcestershire sauce. Marinades for steak kabobs It uses garlic on the mashed potatoes on top. Beef sirloin tip steak recipes crock pot Very yummy,” she says.

At Polly Claire’s Tearoom, Stafford says, “We like to say that we are a British-inspired restaurant with an American flair, so we make our pies using Angus Prime ground beef.”

The tearoom entree incorporates beef with shoepeg corn, baby English peas and crushed tomatoes that are roasted 24 hours.

“We do a rustic potato mash on top, where we leave some of the skins on the potato,” Stafford says. Sirloin tip steak thin recipes crock pot “The Irish do not add bacon on top, but we are Americans.”

Cathy Robbs Baker says shepherd’s pies are popular Sunday meals in her home.

“I make mine with ground turkey and the more traditional shepherd’s pie with ground beef. Philly cheesesteak stuffed bell peppers recipe We love shepherd’s pie in my family,” says Baker, director of education at Christ United Methodist Church.

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2 pounds ground beef (may substitute ground lamb or combination of both)

Brown beef with salt and pepper until thoroughly cooked. Recipe for ribeye steak on the grill Remove from pan with a slotted spoon.

Add to pan drippings: celery, carrot, garlic, shallots and onion, and saute until thoroughly cooked but not browned, about 7 minutes over medium heat. Recipe for flank steak on the grill Return beef to pan and add tomatoes, broth, sherry, Worcestershire and bay leaf. Recipe for swiss steak in the oven Simmer 20 minutes. Recipe for cooking steak in the oven Add corn and peas last, stirring until incorporated.

Portion meat mixture into eight crocks or arrange in 9- by 13-inch oven-safe casserole pan while hot. Recipe for flank steak in the oven Top liberally with 4 ounces of Rustic Mashed potatoes and Potato Topping.

Bake at 375 degrees until bubbly, approximately 15 minutes. Recipe for skirt steak in the oven Add bacon pieces and return to oven an additional five minutes while bacon crisps. Side dishes for steak fajitas Top with green onion before serving.

Bring 3 quarts salted water to a boil. Easy steak fajitas crock pot Add cubed potatoes and simmer until tender, about 12 minutes.

In a microwave-safe dish or a large pot over medium heat, warm butter and cream together until butter is thoroughly melted and cream is warm but not steaming. Easy recipe for steak fajitas Add seasonings last. Recipe for salmon steaks baked in oven Pour liquid over potatoes, and mix until fluffy with an electric mixer.

Heat oven to 425 degrees. Steak and cheese pie recipe nz Heat a large (5-quart) heavy pot or Dutch oven over high. Steak and cheese pie recipe Cook beef, breaking up meat with a spoon, until no longer pink, 4-5 minutes. Cooking steak kabobs on the grill Add onion and garlic; cook until softened, about 4 minutes.

Add thyme, ketchup and flour; stir until combined. Recipe for pork steak in crock pot Add 1/2 cup water and vegetables. Recipe for salisbury steak in crock pot Cook until vegetables are warmed through and liquid has thickened, about 3 minutes. Recipe for round steak in crock pot Season with salt and pepper.

Spoon beef mixture into a 2-quart baking dish. Recipe for swiss steak in crock pot Spread potatoes evenly over beef. Recipe for cube steak in crock pot Using a fork, decorate potatoes with lines and peaks. Recipe for flank steak in crock pot Place dish on a rimmed baking sheet, and bake until potatoes are lightly browned, 10 to 15 minutes. Recipe for round steak and mushrooms Serve.

Can be made one day ahead and refrigerated until ready to bake.

Peel and quarter potatoes. Recipe for steak and mushroom pie Boil in lightly salted water for about 20 minutes or until tender.

Meanwhile, melt 4 tablespoons butter in large frying pan. Recipe for steak and mushroom sauce Saute onions and carrots in the butter until tender (about 10 minutes.)

Add ground beef and saute until well-browned. Recipe for steak and mushroom pie with puff pastry Add salt and pepper to taste with corn, peas, Worcestershire, beef broth, thyme, rosemary and cornstarch.

Cook uncovered over low heat for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally to make sure it’s well-mixed.

In a bowl, mash potatoes with remaining butter, minced garlic and salt to taste.

Place beef and vegetable mixture in the bottom of a baking dish. Recipes for pork steaks cooked in the oven Spread mashed potatoes across top. Steak taco recipe crock pot Sprinkle shredded cheese on top.

Bake until bubbling and brown on top, about 30 minutes. Recipes for baking steak in the oven For a slightly more crusty top, broil for the last few minutes.

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