Cumberland Pie

"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."
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Ready In:
1hr 55mins




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

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  1. SarahEmmm
    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.


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