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Shepherd's Pie Recipe

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1 lb beef/lamb/veal or pork
1/2 onion, chopped
3 tbsp butter or oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1-1/4 c stock
1 tsp flour
tomato paste
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce or 1 1/2 tsp wine vinegar
thyme, salt, pepper, cayenne
2 lbs potatoes
1 c milk
3 oz butter
1 tbsp grated dry cheddar
1 tbsp grated Parmesan

Cut meat into bite sized pieces. Cook onion in butter until soft. Add the meat and garlic, stirring well; then raise the heat to brown meat. Add some of the stock and cook until bubbles gently for 5 minutes. Sprinkle on flour, stir again and add remaining stock.
Let it bubble to a rich sauce, adding various flavorings to taste.
Meanwhile scrub, peel and boil potatoes. Set aside a couple and slice them thinly. Mash the rest with milk and butter, seasoning to taste. Put the meat into a shallow dish.
Spread the mash potato on top and, with the slices, make a ring around the edge. Scatter the cheese over, and brown under the broiler at a moderate heat, or at the top of a hot oven




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