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Total Time
1hr 55mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

This is a very tasty comfort food dish. You can prepare it the day ahead, put the potatoes on the day you are cooking it, Bake in 350°F oven for 1/2 hour and then broil as noted in the recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cook the beef in the 1 tsp of bacon fat over medium heat until half cooked.
  2. Add the onion, carrot, mushrooms and the celery coated in the flour.
  3. Saute until the veggies are just beginning to soften.
  4. Reduce heat to a simmer and add the beef broth, Worcestershire, marmite, pepper and tarragon. Mix well.
  5. Put a lid on the pan; simmer 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add bacon.
  6. Meanwhile mash the potatoes with 1/2 cup cheddar cheese.
  7. Add salt and pepper and a bit of butter is you wish.
  8. Transfer the meat mixture to a 4-cup casserole dish.
  9. Spread or pipe the potatoes over top.
  10. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese and a bit of paprika.
  11. Broil until the cheese is bubbly and the top is brown.
  12. Serve with salad and crusty rolls for an easy supper.
Most Helpful

This sounds the closest to what I expect in a Cumberland Pie, though I think there are too many mushrooms (and they should be optional). Also, I would add milk when mashing the potatoes.