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.
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.
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Wonderful home cooking right here. I used less cream in the mashed as well - only a 1/4 cup and added 3 tbs. of horseradish, came out great! Added 3 cloves of garlic and 1/2 # of cremini mushrooms, quartered, to the stew for more savory flavor.
This is a fabulous dish and dinner party worthy. I agree adding sauteed mushrooms would be a nice addition to make it a little more substantial. It served 4 adults with little leftover so I might double it next time. Served with green beans as well.
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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