Friday, April 5, 2019

For your consideration....

Here is another idea for your consideration!  I really do enjoy lamb, and it is a rare occasion that I am able to find freshly ground lamb at a favorite market, as I did recently.  This version of Shepherd's Pie, while not quite like the original, was a taste pleaser here!  I will enter the pictures all at once as I seem to be experiencing difficulty taking them one by one.  The first one shows the browning of the lamb (1 1/2 pounds), onions (2 medium chopped), and carrots (2, finely chopped).  Next is the addition of peas, about 1/2 cup.  I used frozen and just dumped them into the skillet.  I added a bit of beef broth (1 1/2 cups), tomato paste (3 Tablespoons), and Worchestershire sauce (1 Tablespoon), and cooked this about 10 minutes.  Oops! Must remember to add the thyme, about 1/2 teaspoon dried, a bit of salt, and pepper.  Now, the difference is the topping.  I used canned sweet potato puree rather than the traditional regular mashed russet potatoes.  I did, though, add a little melted butter to the sweet potatoes before spooning them over the lamb mixture in the baking dish.  Then, into the oven at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes, or until the potatoes begin to brown slightly, and the filling is bubbly.  Sometimes, it takes a little longer.  This will make about 4 to 6 servings.

All this being said, let me mention that today is actually National Deep Dish Pizza day!  I'd say that it's a good day to enjoy either Shepherd's Pie....or Deep Dish Pizza!  Maybe even some Women's NCAA Basketball Tournament watching!  Enjoy!


  1. The recipe sounds good but I don't eat lamb because I can't bring myself to eat lamb. I get that sweet innocent little lamb picture in my mind every time and just can't go pass that. I'm sure if I was raised eating lamb, I would like it but I hear that Baahaha in my mind. I know it's odd but I admit to having a mental block for eating lamb.
    Hugs, Julia

  2. That looks and sounds delicious, Sister! I understand Julia's feelings about those cute little lambs, but I also realize that many farmers raise them for just this purpose, much as other farmers raise beef. Deep dish pizza really sounds good, basketball or not! Love you!

  3. Sweet potato does make a difference, and butternut squash is good too, to ring in the changes. I miss a proper Shepherd's Pie and yours looks so tempting.
    Lamb is a pizza topping in Iceland! Best of both today.

  4. that's a great twist adding the sweet potatoes, Ive never thought of that,, I make cottage pie quite often but have never cooked real shepherd's pie,, yours looks lovely!