Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Last Night's Dinner: Cottage Pie

The lilacs are in bloom in Colorado and Spring is making way for Summer slowly but surely. Spring in Colorado though is not all sunshine and tulips, it's snow in the sun and days of 50 mph wind. On days like that nothing beats a nice warm plate of Cottage Pie and a beer.

This cottage pie is a little de-constructed from the traditional cottage pie, mostly because I didn't want to wait for it to bake ;). It was just a quick browning of the ground beef with an onion, a couple carrots and some peas thrown in. We served it on top of some mashed spuds, traditionally it's covered with the spuds and baked. This attempt was lacking the gravy base that is usually associated with cottage pie, but we'll work on that.

Using a whole package (1.5 lbs) of ground beef yielded way to much beef mixture for us to use last night so we have at least half of last night's beef mixture in the freezer for another pass at a more traditional cottage pie.
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