Did you know the difference between Shepherd’s Pie and Cottage Pie is all in the meat? Shepherd’s Pie is made with lamb and Cottage Pie is usually with beef. I had no idea until I googled it last night while cooking.
This was my first time cooking shepherd’s pie and it turned out amazing! There was so much that I made 3 portions (in back) to freeze and reheat later this month.
Inside there’s minced carrot, onion, celery, parsnip, green beans, tomatoes and brussels sprouts.
For flavor, I added thyme, rosemary, sage, coconut aminos, tomato paste, and parsley.
Tapioca flour helped thicken the lamb juices and extra chicken broth to to a gravy.
Finally, I topped it off with a mash of cauliflower and red potatoes (personally I like to keep skins) and a sprinkle of paprika.