Classic Shepherd's Pie
Twist 1: For a zestier flavour, stir 1 tsp (5 mL) prepared horseradish and 1/4 tsp (1 mL) cayenne pepper into the meat mixture.
Twist 2: For a meatless version, substitute 4 cups (1L) chopped mushrooms for the meat.
Twist 3: For a pork version, ground pork can also be substituted for beef.
Twist 4: For a pub-style shepherd's pie, use ground lamb in place of beef and mark the potatoes with the tines of a fork.
Twist 5: Make ahead: This casserole can be assembled and then refrigerated for up to 2 days before baking. Extend cooking time to 45 minutes.
Twist 6: For increased fibre and nutrient value of this recipe use sweet potatoes.