Shepherd’s Pie in the United States is usually made with ground beef. A variation on the Cottage Pie from the United Kingdom that is usually ground lamb. Sometimes you will see both meat combined in the US. This dish began appearing in American cookbooks in the 1920s. This recipe uses packaged gravy mix but you can make your own gravy or use your favorite jarred gravy. Also, this is a great use for leftover mashed potatoes.
Verdict: My son said he could tell I grew up in a German Lutheran family because of all the casseroles we are eating lately. Comfort food. Dishes from the past updated for today.