Guinness Cottage Pie

 
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Ryan GoodwinPublished on 10/25/2017

Not bad for a first try. I'll keep at this one though. There are some slight adjustments I wanna make to get this where I'm really proud of it.

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What you will need

2 cup water

1 lb frozen peas

2 large carrots

1 yellow onion

1 lb ground beef

4 oz medium cheddar

6 cups mashed potatoes

1/4 tsp cumin

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1 tbsp mustard

1 tsp horseradish

2 tbsp soy sauce

2 tbsp flour

2 tbsp butter

1/2 cup guiness or other stout

1 tbsp beef bouillion

2 cups water

How to cook

1

Make mashed potatoes

Make a batch of mashed potatoes. At the end, grate cheddar into the mashed potatoes and stir it up.
Make a batch of mashed potatoes. At the end, grate cheddar into the mashed potatoes and stir it up.

Make a batch of mashed potatoes. At the end, grate cheddar into the mashed potatoes and stir it up.

2

Dice carrot

Peel and dice the carrots to about 1/4" or less.
Peel and dice the carrots to about 1/4" or less.
Peel and dice the carrots to about 1/4" or less.

Peel and dice the carrots to about 1/4" or less.

3

Sautée onion

Slice an onion. Cook over medium-low until slightly caramelized.
Slice an onion. Cook over medium-low until slightly caramelized.

Slice an onion. Cook over medium-low until slightly caramelized.

4

Add spices

Add cumin and cinnamon. Stir it up and let it toast for a minute or so.

Add cumin and cinnamon. Stir it up and let it toast for a minute or so.

5

Brown beef

Add a little oil and your ground beef. Stir it up and add mustard, horseradish and soy sauce.

Add a little oil and your ground beef. Stir it up and add mustard, horseradish and soy sauce.

6

Blanch vegetables

Boil some water. Pour the frozen peas into a colander. Toss the diced carrors into the boiling water. Boil for about 2 minutes. Strain into the peas. This will gently defrost the peas without overcoking.

Boil some water. Pour the frozen peas into a colander. Toss the diced carrors into the boiling water. Boil for about 2 minutes. Strain into the peas. This will gently defrost the peas without overcoking.

7

Make a roux

Stir together 2 tbsp butter and 2 tbsp flour in a saucepan over medium heat.

8

Make gravy

Pour in guinness. Stir in 1 tbsp bouillion and 2 cups water. Simmer, stirring constantly, until thickened like a gravy.

9

Mix filling

Combine peas and carrots with meat and dump it in a baking dish. Pour the gravy over the top evenly. Stir the mixture up and spread it out. Now is a good time to season.

10

Top with potatoes

Spoon the mashed potatoes over the top. Spread them out and do some cross-hatching with a fork. This helps them brown nicely.
Spoon the mashed potatoes over the top. Spread them out and do some cross-hatching with a fork. This helps them brown nicely.

Spoon the mashed potatoes over the top. Spread them out and do some cross-hatching with a fork. This helps them brown nicely.

11

Bake

Bake at 400f for about 20 minutes. If the top isn't golden brown yet, just switch the oven to broil and watch it like a hawk until it looks just right.

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