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SIMPLE Cottage Pie with Ground Beef - perfect dinner for St Patricks Day, savory ground beef mixed with vegetables, topped with cheese and mashed potatoes #cottagepie #stpatricksdaydinner #stpaddysfood #shepherdspie #simplepartyfood

SIMPLE Irish Cottage Pie


  • 1 1/22 Lbs. Ground Beef
  • 1/2 Cup Onion, chopped
  • 2 tsp Garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Thyme
  • 4 Tbsp. Ketchup
  • 1 Pkg Frozen Mixed Veggies (Corn, Carrots and Green Beans)
  • 2 Tablespoons Flour
  • 1 1/2 Cups Beef Stock or Broth
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 46 Oz shredded cheese of choice
  • Mashed Potatoes, lots of ’em


  1. Turn the broiler on to 500° F
  2. Add the oil to a large skillet and when hot, add the onion and saute until it becomes translucent (about 4-5 min). Season with salt and pepper. Keep the flame on low so the onion doesn’t brown.
  3. Add the garlic and thyme stir it around with the onion for about 1 minute.
  4. Add the ground beef and season with salt and pepper. Cook through, breaking up with a fork as it cooks. Drain if necessary.
  5. Sprinkle the flour all around and cook for 1 minute. Add the ketchup, beef broth and Worcestershire sauce. Bring it to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 5 -10 minutes or until the gravy thickens a bit.
  6. Pour the beef mixture into a 9×13 casserole dish and layer the vegetables on top of the meat mixture.
  7. Sprinkle with the shredded cheese.
  8. Top with the mashed potatoes, spreading evenly and covering all the meat and cheese.
  9. Place the dish under the broiler until the potatoes get a nice crust on top and turn golden brown. This could take up to 5-10 minutes.


  • Serving Size: 1

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