Classic Shepherd's Pie

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Appears in Cook's Country February/March 2006

Too often shepherd's pie is a soupy, flavorless gruel with a mushy topping. Here's the secret to creating a full-flavored, firm-topped shepherd's pie.

SERVES6 to 8

TIME1¾ hours

Classic Shepherd's Pie

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

Shepherd’s pie, a meaty beef or lamb, carrot, and pea filling topped with rich mashed potatoes, can be pub grub at its very best, though it rarely is. Too often, it is a soupy, flavorless gruel with a mushy topping. For a full-flavored, fir...

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