This dish is absolutely delicious. You’ll need a few simple ingredients.
1. Potatoes (for mashing them)
2. Ground Lamb
3. (Optional) You’ll need some sort of ingredients to fry up with the ground lamb – I used bella mushrooms, onions, garlic.
4. (Optional but recommended) Bacon
5. Goat Cheese
When I originally made this dish, I made fried potato patties out of the mashed potatoes. Then topped the patties with the lamb and goat cheese. However, in order to do such a thing you need to have cold mashed potatoes. I didn’t, so I just used mashed potatoes…which is still fabulous.
OK, first make some mashed taters. Then pan fry the lamb. When I pan fry something like this I always start with some onions and garlic at the base of the dish. In some olive oil fry up minced garlic and sliced onion for a few minutes. Add in some sliced mushrooms. After a few more minutes, add in the ground lamb. Season the lamb with your favorite seasonings to give it some salty flavor. You could simply use salt and pepper. I used cajun spice, soy sauce and some chili garlic. Doesn’t require much. I also cut up some fresh rosemary and fried it all together.
In a separate pan, fry up some bacon cubes. After the bacon is ready, drain it and pat down the bacon grease with some paper towels and then add the bacon into the mix at the very end. Stir it in. The bacon will soften up in the wet lamb mixture.
Get a plate, add the mashed potatoes, then a healthy scoop of lamb mix and top it with some goat cheese. You’ll never eat traditional Shepherds Pie again.