Irish Tradition Pie

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What You Need:

  • 2 C roast lamb, cooked and chopped
  • 1 T onion, chopped very fine
  • 2 C lamb gravy
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/2 t pepper
  • 2 C prepared mashed potatoes, divided
  • 1 T of butter
  • 1/8 t paprika

How to Make It:

  1. Turn the oven temperature to 400 degrees and allow the oven to heat.
  2. Place the chopped meat in a mixing bowl.
  3. Add the onion and gravy and stir to combine.
  4. Sprinkle in the salt and pepper and stir again being sure it is combined well.
  5. Butter the bottom of a large baking dish.
  6. Spread 1 C of mashed potatoes evenly into the dish.
  7. Spread all of the meat mixture over the potatoes.
  8. Top the meat with the remaining potatoes being sure to go to the edges of the dish.
  9. Dot the butter over the potatoes in 4 to 6 places.
  10. Sprinkle the paprika over the entire casserole.
  11. Bake 30 minutes or until the potatoes are a golden brown.

Serves: 4

The Irish tradition is to make this pie with lamb. If you prefer chopped beef and/or beef gravy can used in place of the lamb.