What is the difference between Shepherd's Pie and Cottage Pie? Many people are arguing for the answers. I gathered one the answers from the Internet as below:-
~~ Cottage Pie refers to a dish made with minced (or ground) beef with a crust of mashed potatoes.
~~Shepherd's Pie, on the other hand, is the same dish, but with minced ( or ground) lamb in place of beef.
I am not going to be drawn into any arguments of whether something is Shepherd's Pie or Cottage Pie. For me, if it is made from either lamb or beef, and covered with mash potato, it is Shepherd's Pie.
Here, I would like to share my easy and delicious Shepherd's Pie recipe with you. Hope you will like it.
3 medium potatoes , peeled
230 g ground beef
100 g mozzarella cheese
1/2 can (150g) Campbell's Wild Mushroom soup (Premium Selection)
1 tbsp butter
1) Place the potatoes into a saucepan and add enough water to cover. Bring to a boil. Cook until soft, drain and mash.
2) While the potatoes are cooking, crumble the ground beef into a frying pan over medium high heat. Cook and stir until evenly browned. Drain off the grease, stir in the mushroom soup.
3) Mash potatoes with a folk and add in butter to mix well.
4) Transfer beef mixture to a 8"x4" baking dish. Sprinkle grated cheese over the meat. Spread mashed potatoes evenly over the top. Make some patterns as you wish.
5)Bake in a preheated oven at 200 degree C for 20-25 minutes, or until the top is golden brown.