Cottage Pie (authentic Irish recipe)

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 50 mins

Hearty, stick-to-your-ribs pie.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Brown the beef in oil.
  3. Remove from pan and set aside.
  4. Drain most of the accumulated fat from the pan.
  5. Sauté onions until tender, and then add chopped tomatoes and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Add broth and stir in herbs and seasonings.
  7. Return brown meat to skillet and continue cooking for 5 minutes.
  8. Transfer all ingredients to an ovenproof casserole.
  9. Top with mashed potatoes (scoring them with a fork.) Dot with butter and bake uncovered in 375-degree oven for 30-40 minutes.


Most Helpful

I made this for our St. Patricks Day cook a thon. Was very tasty and we all liked the potato topping,I have a similar recipe. Its easy to make. I added a dash of Worcestershire sauce.

Evie* March 18, 2002

I really liked this recipe. I used homemade garlic-sour cream mashed potatoes to top it and put a layer of shredded cheddar cheese underneath the potatoes. Awesome flavor!

lizard in iowa March 20, 2003

My husband doesn't like my Shepherd's Pie (even though I love it) so I was hesistant to feed this to him, but he absolutely loved it. He added ketchup to it, but I thought this was a perfect dish as is. A good basic meal.

Libby Sproat December 10, 2002

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