Traditional Irish Cottage Pie

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This 45-minute main dish ticks all the boxes that comfort is food known for, including perfectly seasoned ground meat in a hearty beef broth and red wine gravy.

It’s also full of a colorful vegetable mixture and topped with creamy mashed potatoes baked until perfectly golden brown.

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– olive oil – vidalia onions – carrots – garlic – lean ground beef

Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil.

Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet. When the oil shimmers, add onion and carrot.

Cook together for about 8 minutes until they have softened and browned slightly. Add chopped garlic and cook for one minute more. Remove the veg to a bowl and set aside.

Reduce to medium heat and add the beef, breaking it up as it cooks with a wooden spoon.

Add Worcestershire and tomato paste (or mushroom ketchup) and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, slowly incorporating bits of beef into the paste mixture.

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