Beef And Cauliflower Cottage Pie Recipe

Shepherd's pie is made with lamb and cottage pie with beef, but both are topped with mashed potatoes. However, recipe developer Tess Le Moing substitutes mashed cauliflower. 

1 tablespoon olive oil ½ cup finely diced onion ⅓ cup finely diced carrot ⅓ cup finely diced celery 1 pound 85% lean ground beef 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon ketchup 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary 1 teaspoon salt, divided ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


1 cup beef broth 1 cup stout beer 1 tablespoon soy sauce ⅓ cup frozen peas 1 large head cauliflower (about 2 ½ pounds), cut into florets ½ cup water 5 tablespoons salted butter, melted ½ teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon salt 7 ounces Irish aged cheddar


Stir olive oil into a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook celery, carrots, and onions for 5 minutes to soften. 

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Mix flour, ketchup, rosemary, ½ teaspoon salt, and pepper. Scrape brown bits from the pan with a wooden spoon as you add broth, beer, and soy sauce. 

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Simmer the mixture for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thick but saucy.

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Remove from heat, add frozen peas, and salt to taste. Add beef mixture to casserole. 

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Water and cauliflower florets in a large pot. Cook 10 minutes at a boil until soft. Let drain and strainer sit for 5 minutes to release excess water. 

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Puree cauliflower with butter, garlic powder, and remaining ½ teaspoon salt in a food processor or blender. Pulse cauliflower chunks.

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Place dollops of mashed cauliflower over the beef filling and smooth. Mashed cauliflower should have ridges made with a fork.

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Braise casserole for 5-7 minutes on a rack 5 inches below the broiler until topping is golden brown. SERVE after 10 minutes of cooling.

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