I get this question a lot! What is the difference between Cottage Pie and Sheppard’s pie. My kids call them both a Sheppard’s pie because if I ever mentioned the word ground lamb they would not eat a bite! Sheppard’s pie is always safe! However the technical difference between the two are: A cottage pie is prepared with beef while Sheppard’s pie is prepared with lamb. I like to combine lamb and beef and call is a Sheppard’s pie. Just makes it easier for my family… Either way the remaining ingredients are the same (mashed potatoes and vegetables).
I decided to make these little Shepard’s pie tarts and even prepared a quick pan gravy! What I love about these is I froze the rest in individual packages to enjoy whenever!
Now for the tart! I used a gluten free mix from my friends at Moon Rabbit Foods. You can use the premade pie crust at your local grocery store of make your own. Any way you prepare these yummy tarts they are a perfect anytime meal with a pan gravy and a side salad.
I am using 1/2 beef and 1/2 lamb you can use 1 pound of ground beef or 1 pound ground turkey (recommend thighs).