Irish Shepherd’s Pie

Directions:                   

  1. Preheat oven to 375˚.
  2. In medium pan over medium heat, melt 3 tablespoons butter; sauté mushrooms until golden brown. Add garlic, onion, celery and carrot and cook until onion is translucent. Add ground beef, continue cooking until browned.
  3. Transfer ground beef mixture into a 9x9-inch baking dish and refrigerate.
  4. In a large pot of boiling water, cook potatoes until tender. Drain and transfer to a mixing bowl. Mash potatoes until no lumps remain.
  5. Using the whisk attachment for a hand mixer, whip in cream and remaining 8 tablespoons butter until fully combined. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  6. Spoon mashed potatoes over ground beef mixture; top with shredded cheese. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted and browned.

Recipe Courtesy of Chef Scott, ALDI Test Kitchen