March 2013

Southwestern Irish Cottage Pie – SRC

by Suzanne on March 10, 2013

Southwestern Irish Cottage Pie

Yep.  Southwestern Irish Cottage Pie. Not exactly what you were expecting?  You should know by now that THIS is the place to come to where you can least expect the expected. I know there is a lot of Irish in my genes.  Irish, German, English, Tennesseean, and Texan.  When people meet me, they do NOT think of Leprechauns and four-leafed clovers first.  I guess that’s because of my cowgirl boots. Oh, and I have a slight Texas accent. Very slight.  Ask Katrina. When I saw that my Secret Recipe Club assignment for this month was Miz Helen’s Country Cottage, I was beyond thrilled.  I love Miz Helen.  She is so sweet and friendly and her blog has lots of really wonderful, down home comfort food recipes.  I knew I was going to feel right at home as I perused her blog for my SRC post.  Then, when I saw her recipe for Irish Cottage Pie, I was there!  Miz Helen served her Irish Cottage Pie with Green Tossed Salad and Spicy Apples with Ice Cream.  Well, my daughter and her husband and our grandson, Kaison, were over at our house to enjoy this meal with us.  My daughter, Jeni, made some Giradelli Brownies and we topped it off with some Blue Bell Vanilla Ice Cream.  Regular, plain Jane vanilla. I like Vanilla Bean, but no one else does. I get Vanilla Bean ice cream on my birthday.  Once a year.   *read, poor woe is me* I digress. Where was I?  Oh, yes.  Problem is, that I had some Hatch Green Chile calling my name. . . “What the heck”, I thought to myself.  There are no rules saying I can’t do this. And since there are no rules, I had about a cup of green peas in the freezer that I didn’t use for another dish.  Insert peas.  Voile’! And, speaking of rules and since this IS a southwestern kinda thing now, I substituted ground elk for ground beef.  Elk that my husband and his two hunting buddies brought back from New Mexico just this past December. Be still my heart! So, without further ado . . . 5.0 from 2 reviews Print Southwestern Irish Cottage Pie – SRC Author: Suzanne Collier, adapted from Miz Helen’s Cottage Recipe type: Main Cuisine: Irish, Southwestern, Comfort food Prep time:  15 mins Cook time:  45 mins Total time:  1 hour Serves: 10   This is a […]