Dublin Shepherd's Pie

Do you all have your Oxalis growing?  I swear mine knows the calender year even though it is an indoor plant.  The purple shamrock plant is blooming the second it hit March 1st!  It is my favorite plant, so pretty and the leaves close and open during the day if it is light or dark.  Around here, they only sell around St. Patrick's so if you like this, snatch one up now before they are gone.  A few years ago I missed it and had to wait a whole year for one, the next year I bought 2 and they have been in my kitchen ever since. 

Dublin Pie, Shepherd's Pie, Cottage Pie.  They all = good pie.  Enjoy, this is one of my new fave's. 

Happy Saint Patrick's Day! 

Dublin Shepherd’s Pie
6 medium organic baking potatoes
½ C whole milk
1 stick (½ C) unsalted butter, melted
½ C Kerrygold Dubliner Aged Cheddar, shredded (any cheese will work here, even parmesan)
1 ½ lb grass fed ground beef
1 tsp garlic, minced
½ tsp celtic sea salt
¼ tsp dried thyme
¼ tsp fresh cracked pepper
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
4 pieces leftover bacon, crumbled
1 bottle dark ale beer (like Guinness)
½ TB flour
Additional cheese for sprinkling over top

1. Loosely peel 6 potatoes, chop into 2 inch pieces. Place in a pot, cover with water and boil for 15 minutes on high heat, until very tender when pierced with a fork. Drain, add milk, butter and mash. Stir in cheese and set aside until ready to use.

2. Over medium high heat, brown the ground beef, garlic, salt, thyme and pepper. Add onion, saute 5 minutes. Add chopped green pepper and crumbled bacon, saute another 3 minutes. Pour in the whole bottle of beer and simmer for 5 minutes until there is about a ½ inch left at the bottom of pan. Sprinkle flour over ground beef mixture, stir in to coat and simmer another minute.

3. Pour the beef mixture into a greased glass pie pan or 2 quart baking dish. Plop the potatoes on top and spread evenly. Sprinkle with an additional 2-4 tablespoons Dubliner cheese. Bake at 375 degrees F for 25 minutes. Remove and serve warm.

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1 comment:

  1. OOhh it is that time oh year for everything Yummy Irish! This looks like a great pie! I do need to hit the store and get my corned beef and a few other things like guinness for guinness shakes!