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Shepherd's Pie with Beef??

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Shepherd's Pie with Beef??

menton1 | Jun 13, 2011 12:13 PM

Most of the times I've seen this dish on a restaurant menu it's invariably made with beef. WHAT??? This is wrong!!~ This is a misnomer!!!

Shepherd's Pie, like the name implies, is a dish prepared with lamb. Then it's topped with mashed potatoes and baked to make a crust.

Where did this beef variation come from? This should be "Cattle Rancher Pie", not Shepherd's Pie! And the kicker is, I've even seen this dish made with beef in Irish Pubs!!

Of course, in Ireland, you'll only get lamb in a Shepherd's Pie. That's where the dish came from, anyway.

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