St. Patrick’s Day Special: Irish Shepherd’s Pie (the real one, not thestuff they eat in cottages)

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For lamb mixture:


1 tbsp butter


1 tbsp olive oil


1 diced onion


2 pounds lean ground lamb


1/3 cup flour


salt and pepper to taste


1 tsp paprika


1/8 tsp cinnamon


2 tsp minced fresh rosemary


3 cloves minced garlic


1 tbsp ketchup


2 1/2 cups water or broth (use more or less to adjust thickness as needed)
12 oz bag frozen peas and carrots, thawed, drained well




For the potato topping:


2 1/2 pound Yukon gold potatoes


1 tbsp butter


salt and pepper to taste


pinch of cayenne


1/4 cup cream cheese


1/4 pound Irish cheddar


1 egg yolk beaten with 2 tbsp milk

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