Very different, we certainly enjoyed this! I prepared the meat sauce in the morning, leaving it to develop flavour by the time we enjoyed it in the evening, good rich flavours! The only thing I had to omit were the mushrooms, didn't realise I didn't have any. So I finely chopped some carrots and celery, which I did have, and used those instead. I chose to use another recipe for the potato topping, although I think yours would be very good too, I had a lot of sun-dried tomatoes in the fridge, and so used Sun-Dried Tomato Potato Crush, which worked well. Another time, though, I'll stick to your original recipe! Thank you for this delicious casserole, Jackie!
Might be a tasty casserole, but it sure as hell isn't shepherd's pie.