This peasant dish of ground meat and mashed potatoes feeds a crowd, and at its best, it is comfort food. Back in the day, there was a clear distinction between Shepherd’s Pie and Cottage Pie, depending on the meat used. If ground lamb or mutton was used, then it was Shepherd’s Pie (shepherds look after sheep), however, when made with ground beef, it was called Cottage Pie. If we were to strictly adhere to the rules of the naming of the pie, then this would be Cottage Pie since it is made beef.
A generous serving of Shepherd’s Pie along with a green salad makes a very satisfying meal. The key to a good Shepherd’s Pie (at least to me)…to continue reading this article, please subscribe. Already a subscriber ? Sign In.