flowerCottage Pie Topped with Scalloped Potato Gratin

Yummmmy!!!  Made this dish for supper tonight and it was soooooo tasty!! What a combination….ground beef with onion, carrot, mushrooms ( I didn’t have )celery..then the scalloped potato cream mixture for the potatoes made this dish very delicious!  A keeper for sure…hubby went back for seconds which is always a good sign.

It has three steps then you put it together.  First the meat mixture, the potatoes, the cream mixture…but it’s worth it.  It takes about 30 minutes to cook and about 45 minutes to get all the components together and ready.  I will be doing it again!

THIS IS ENOUGH FOR 4 PEOPLE….IT COULD EASILY BE DOUBLED!

 

 

Cottage Pie Topped with Scalloped Potatoes Gratin

Ground Beef Mixture:

  1. 1 lb ground beef
  2. salt & pepper to taste
  3. 1/2 of a larg onion or one small one
  4. 1 1/2 stalks of celery finely chopped
  5. 1 carrot chopped small
  6. SCANT 1/4 cup of flour
  7. 1 cup beef stock
  8. 1 tsp soy sauce
  9. some chopped parley or a TBSP of dry parsley
  10. 4 oz of cremini mushrooms sliced

For The Potatoes:

  1. 1 TBSP flour ( I use easy blend by Robin Hood for my sauces)
  2. 2/3 cup of heavy cream (I used whipping cream)
  3. 1 large clove of garlic minced
  4. salt & pepper to taste
  5. 2 lbs of potatoes ( I used Yukon Gold)
  6. 4 oz of cheddar cheese ( I used Monterey Jack)
  7. 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

Directions:

  • peel and slice potatoes 1/8 inch thick
  • put in pot and boil 5 minutes…till they begin to get soft
  • drain in strainer and let cool

Meanwhile

  • Brown beef in frying pan
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • drain fat then sprinkle flour over meat…mix well
  • set meat aside on a plate
  • in the frying pan add onion, celery and carrot & mushroom
  • fry till they begin to get soft
  • add meet to the pan and mix together
  • add beef broth & soy sauce
  • simmer till thickened
  • put meat mixture into a casserole dish

Cream Mixture

  • In a glass measuring cup add 2/3 cup of heavy cream
  • Add 1 TBSP of flour ( I use easy blend by Robin Hood for sauces)
  • mix well so there won’t be any lumps
  • add 1 large clove of garlic minced
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • Bring to a boil then simmer till it starts to thicken..set aside

This is the flour I use for any sauce or gravy I make.  It’s super fine …you mix it into your liquid with a fork…no lumps!

Assembly:

  • layer half the potatoes over the meat
  • now half the cream mixture
  • repeat
  • sprinkle the cheese over top
  • Bake in a 425 oven for about 30 minutes
  • till the top is browned and crusty and it’s bubbly hot
  • serve with garlic bread

Enjoy!

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