Grandma's Cottage Pie
INGREDIENTS
  • Cooking Time: 40 minutes
  • Servings: 8
  • Preparation Time: 25 minutes
  • 8 Large Red or Golden Potatoes
  • 3 Carrots, peeled and diced
  • 3 Stalks Celery, diced
  • 5 Green Onions,  (with tops) diced
  • 1/2 Large Red Onion, diced
  • 2 1/2 Cups Milk, separated
  • 2 Pounds Lean Ground Beef
  • 1-15 1/2 Oz. Can Peas, drained
  • 1/2 Cup Butter, separated
  • 1/3 Cup Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Dry White Wine
  • 1 Tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 2 Tbsp. Dried Oregano
  • 2 Tbsp. Dried Rosemary
  • 1 Tsp. Black Pepper
  • 1/2 Tsp. Sea Salt
DIRECTIONS
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Butter a 9″ x 13″ baking pan. Set aside. Wash potatoes and quarter.  No need to peel red or golden potatoes.  Place potatoes in a large pot and cover with water.  Bring to a boil over medium high heat and cook for 20 minutes or until fork tender.  Drain and mash with 1/2 cup of milk.  Set aside.
  2. Peel and dice carrots; dice celery; dice red and green onions.
  3. In a large skillet, melt 1/4 cup of butter over medium high heat.  Add diced red and green onions and saute for 6 to 8 minutes.  Add carrots and celery and saute for another 6 to 8 minutes.  Add ground beef and spices.  Cook and stir until beef is browned and no longer pink.  Drain and return to pan.  Turn heat to simmer.
  4. In a small saucepan, melt 1/4 cup of butter over medium heat.  Whisk in flour until blended.  Slowly add 2 cups of milk and white wine.  Whisk constantly until slightly thickened, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  5. Add sauce to the meat and vegetable mixture.
  6. Add drained peas.
  7. Stir well and let simmer for about 5 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Pour into prepared 9″ x 13″ baking pan.  Evenly spread mashed potatoes over.
  8. At this point, the dish can be frozen; just wrap in foil.  Will last up to 6 months in the freezer.  Let thaw for several hours and bake as directed.
  9. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes.
  10. Serves 6 to 8.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
Cottage Pie is the ultimate comfort food on a cold winter night! This satisfying and delicious one dish meal is a favorite in our family! Try this for dinner tonight and make this savory recipe a favorite in your family as well!