This is a traditional comfort food that even the non-Irish have come to favorite! It's a savory meat and vegetable pie with a mashed potato crust. For a vegetarian version, eliminate the beef, use a veggie stock, and add cannelini beans and spinach. Still a wonderful dish! This is always a work in progress.....and always the hubby's favorite!
A work in progress...
Chop onion, carrot, celery to bitesize pieces.
Make mashed potatoes as you like, (I use s/p, butter, sour cream, milk).
Brown meat. (Original recipe used a "meatloaf mix" of beef, lamp, and pork), ground beef is a much cheaper alternative. When almost done, add 1 can Guiness and worstechire. Use flour to thicken into gravy-like consistency.
Coat bottom of separate pot with EVOO. Start carrots cooking. After they have a good head start, add celery and onion. Add stock. Cook, covered, until veggies are tender.
Combine gravy with veggies. Add spices to taste. Use flour to thicken and Guinness to thin until desired consistency is achieved, (a thick stew). Add (drained) peas last.
Put mixture in bottom of baking dish and top with mashed potato. Spread potatoes on top, all the way to edges. Top with a sprinkle of cheese, s/p, paprika.
Bake at 400? ~30 min, until browned on top.
Split in the beginning into 2 meat batches, the second with shitake mushrooms, spinach - sautee with Guiness. Cook carrots/cel/on/garlic in veg stock. Split and combine with "meat" mixtures. Adjust as needed, top with (cheese and) potatoes.
The boys, now teenagers, came back for thirds with the mushroom update. :0)
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (605g)|
|Recipe Makes: 4 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 88 (28%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 9.8g||13 %|
|Saturated Fat 5.1g||26 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 3.4g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 0.7g|
|Cholesterol 24.7mg||8 %|
|Sodium 91mg||3 %|
|Potassium 1325.9mg||35 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 53.8g||16 %|
|Dietary Fiber 8.3g||33 %|
|Sugars, other 45.5g|
|Protein 7.8g||11 %|
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Calories per serving: 319
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