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Creamy Shepherds Pie

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Ingredients
For topping
  Baking potatoes 1⁄4 Pound, peeled and quartered (3 Small Size)
  Cauliflower 1 1⁄2 Pound, trimmed and cut into small florets to make 3 cups (1 Small Size)
  Heavy cream 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Unsalted butter 4 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
For meat layer
  Vegetable oil 1 Tablespoon
  Onion 1 Small, coarsely chopped to make 1/2 cup
  Carrot 1 Small, coarsely chopped to make 1/2 cup
  Celery stalk 1 Small, coarsely chopped to make 1/3 cup
  Ground lamb/Leftover cooked, trimmed and finely chopped lamb 2 Pound, uncooked
  Oil cured black olives 2 Ounce, pitted and coarsely chopped (1/4 Cup)
  Canned low sodium beef broth 14 1⁄2 Ounce (1 Can)
  Thickener 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon (Thickenthin Not/Starch)
  Chopped fresh thyme/1 teaspoon dried thyme 1 Tablespoon
  Butter 1 Tablespoon
  Grated parmesan cheese 3 Tablespoon
Directions

1. For the topping Put potatoes and cauliflower in a large saucepan; cover with cold salted water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer until vegetables are tender, about 12 minutes. Drain. Mash with a potato masher or put through a potato ricer. Add cream, butter, salt, and pepper. Stir just until smooth. Adjust seasonings to taste.
2. For the meat layer Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add onion, carrot, and celery; cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes. Add lamb and increase heat to medium. Cook, stirring and breaking up meat with a spoon, until lightly brown, about 10 minutes. Drain excess fat.
3. Heat oven to 400°F. Add olives, broth, thickener, thyme, and salt and pepper. Increase heat to medium-high, bring to a boil, and cook until sauce reduces and begins to thicken, about 10 minutes. Adjust seasonings to taste. Transfer mixture to a heat- and freezer-resistant 3- to 4-quart baking dish. Spread mashed vegetables evenly over top. Dot with butter and dust with cheese. Bake until bubbly, about 20 minutes. Put pie under broiler for a minute or two to brown, if desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Pie
Ingredient: 
Beef
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes

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