Servings: six to eight.
Cottage pie originated as a way to use up leftover beef stew, but why wait for leftovers? Here’s how to make the ultimate comfort meal from scratch.
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Make Ahead Tips
The beef stew can be made several days ahead and kept, covered in the refrigerator; just reheat before proceeding with the recipe. You can also fully assemble the pie 1 day ahead: Do not top with the 2 tsp. butter, cool the pie, cover with plastic and refrigerate until ready to bake.
Cottage Pie with Horseradish Potato Topping: Drain and squeeze the liquid from 3 Tbs. prepared horseradish. Stir the horseradish into the mashed potatoes along with the butter.
Great recipe! Potatoes were a little soft for my taste, so will cut back on the milk next time. Also will use more porcini mushrooms and perhaps add some sauted cremini mushrooms to add a bit more umami.
My goodness this pie is good. A perfect recipe if ever there was one. I used a flatiron steak, and the taste and texture were heavenly. Everything in the recipe melds together perfectly. Thank you. This recipe goes in the permanent file.
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