Mince and Tatties

This is a dish I grew up with. 
Something my grandmother made.

 I use the same simmered beef that I use when I make Shepherd’s Pie. 

 But the beef is served over top of the mashed potatoes, rather than under.
 I’ve always called it a “lazy” shepherds pie. But apparently it actually has a name 
– “Mince and Tatties”.

Shepherds Pie

This is how I make Shepherds Pie. Just a basic outline. It is all done to taste.

Lean ground beef
fresh thyme
Worcestershire sauce
beef broth

Saute meat until browned. Add the chopped onion, garlic and celery. Saute until vegetables are tender. Season with salt pepper, thyme. Sprinkle with flour. Cook for a minute or two and add beef broth and Worcestershire sauce. Simmer for 30 minutes or so. Pour into shallow casserole and top with mashed potatoes. Dot with butter and bake until golden.

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Big Dude says:

    With the name, I had no idea what to expect but as a big fan of shepherds pie, I know I'd love this.

  2. knancy says:

    Minced meat (hamburger?) and potatoes! Cook something good with what you have available. Give it a name when your children look skeptically and ask, \”What is this\”. I would love to eat this, too.

  3. Cathy says:

    This is my idea of comfort food. This looks delicious, Ann.

  4. I never had a name for it but my mom made this every Tuesday of my childhood.

  5. shambo says:

    I make something similar too. The big difference is that I add sliced fresh mushrooms. My husband loves it and calls it \” 'licious burgers.\” I think your name is cuter, though.

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