Grandma's Cottage Pie
8 Large Red or Golden Potatoes
3 Carrots, peeled and diced
3 Stalks Celery, diced
5 Green Onions, (with tops) diced
1/2 Large Red Onion, diced
2 1/2 Cups Milk, separated
2 Pounds Lean Ground Beef
1-15 1/2 Oz. Can Peas, drained
1/2 Cup Butter, separated
1/3 Cup Flour
1/4 Cup Dry White Wine
1 Tsp. Garlic Powder
2 Tbsp. Dried Oregano
2 Tbsp. Dried Rosemary
1 Tsp. Black Pepper
1/2 Tsp. Sea Salt
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9″ x 13″ baking pan. Set aside. Wash potatoes and quarter. No need to peel red or golden potatoes. Place potatoes in a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil over medium high heat and cook for 20 minutes or until fork tender. Drain and mash with 1/2 cup of milk. Set aside.
Peel and dice carrots; dice celery; dice red and green onions.
In a large skillet, melt 1/4 cup of butter over medium high heat. Add diced red and green onions and saute for 6 to 8 minutes. Add carrots and celery and saute for another 6 to 8 minutes. Add ground beef and spices. Cook and stir until beef is browned and no longer pink. Drain and return to pan. Turn heat to simmer.
In a small saucepan, melt 1/4 cup of butter over medium heat. Whisk in flour until blended. Slowly add 2 cups of milk and white wine. Whisk constantly until slightly thickened, about 8 to 10 minutes.
Add sauce to the meat and vegetable mixture.
Add drained peas.
Stir well and let simmer for about 5 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pour into prepared 9″ x 13″ baking pan. Evenly spread mashed potatoes over.
At this point, the dish can be frozen; just wrap in foil. Will last up to 6 months in the freezer. Let thaw for several hours and bake as directed.
Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes.
Serves 6 to 8.
Cottage Pie is comfort food on a cold winter night! Satisfying and delicious, this savory one dish meal is a favorite in our family! Try this for dinner tonight and make it a favorite in your family as well!
Friday, January 5, 2018 - 1:56pm