Dubliner's Shepherd's Pie

Easy
Serves 4-6
Ingredients: 

1 1/4 lbs. russet potatoes, peeled and cubed

4 tbsp. Kerrygold Irish Butter, divided

1/3 cup milk

1 cup shredded Kerrygold Dubliner Cheese

1/2 tsp. salt

1 lb. lean ground beef

1 medium onion, chopped

4 small carrots, peeled and sliced 1/4" thick

2 tbsp. flour

3/4 cup Guinness Stout

3/4 cup beef stock

1 tsp. dried thyme

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed

Instructions: 

Cook potatoes in boiling water until very tender (15 min.); drain well. Mash with 2 tbsp. butter and milk until smooth; stir in cheese and salt and set aside. In a medium skillet, crumble and cook beef until no longer pink; remove from skillet and set aside. In same skillet, melt 2 tbsp. butter. Add onion and carrots; cook over medium heat until soft (about 10 min.), stirring occasionally. Stir in flour and cook 1 min. more. Add Guinness, stock, thyme and salt; cook and stir until mixture is slightly thickened. Stir in peas and beef. Spoon into greased 11x7" baking dish; spread potato mixture over the top. Bake in a preheated 375° oven in until top is lightly browned (20-25 min.).

Recipe courtesy of Kerrygold/The Irish Dairy Board USA.