Shephard’s Pie is good but I made a slightly more flavorful bangers and mash variation on the English/Irish classic. No need to visit your Irish pub, you can now make this dish right at home. Traditionally, this is made with veal. I prefer veal but my wife will not eat it. I decided to make this with ground beef and garlic sausage. The garlic sausage really adds a lot more flavor, than in the traditional recipe. I also gave the potatoes a kick by adding some thyme and garlic-infused butter.
Give this version a try and let me know what you think in the comments below. If you have a version you like let me know about that as well.
This is a simple dish. I made individual portions but you could easily make one large dish. It is great because you can make it ahead of time and then bake it when needed. St. Patrick’s Days is coming, so give it a try!