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!