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Started by airboy, May 29, 2020, 03:15:09 AM

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airboy

My wife enjoys shepherds pie and uses a simple recipe.  Pound of browned, ground meat, can of vegall, and fresh mashed potatoes.  Good, but nothing special.

It has been made with beef, sausage, and bambi.  Good, but nothing unusual.

Then I bought half a lamb.  The same recipe with good ground lamb is simply outstanding.

I've put in an order for a whole lamb from the same farmer because it.has been excellent.

jamus34

Sounds good. I'd never get anyone else in my family to eat it but sounds good nonetheless.

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Father Ted

Quote from: airboy on May 29, 2020, 03:15:09 AM
My wife enjoys shepherds pie and uses a simple recipe.  Pound of browned, ground meat, can of vegall, and fresh mashed potatoes.  Good, but nothing special.

It has been made with beef, sausage, and bambi.  Good, but nothing unusual.

Then I bought half a lamb.  The same recipe with good ground lamb is simply outstanding.


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Dammit Carl!

As usual, my family falls down into familiar sides w/regards to shepard's pie; my daughter and I like it and the Mrs. and son do not.

But, I daresay a more home-made version would have had a better chance of approval from at least the boy, I think.

Will have to drop by the butcher and get some lamb and try it out - so thanks for the tip!

W8taminute

As a carnivore living in a house full of vegetarians my mouth is watering just from reading about your shepherds pie recipe. 

Gusington

Best shepherd's pie I ever had was in London, unsurprisingly, in a little dumpy pub.
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airboy

Quote from: W8taminute on May 29, 2020, 10:49:31 AM
As a carnivore living in a house full of vegetarians my mouth is watering just from reading about your shepherds pie recipe.

You have my deepest sympathy.

Many of my friends are in the meat industry.  We love as a group - alcohol and meat.

When the plague is over we are planning to roast an entire pig, split the remains, while my wife demonstrates the results from her intensive study of cocktails.

I've also placed an order for a whole lamb which I (hope) to get this Fall.

Dammit Carl!

Quote from: airboy on May 29, 2020, 01:59:47 PM

You have my deepest sympathy.

Many of my friends are in the meat industry.  We love as a group - alcohol and meat.

When the plague is over we are planning to roast an entire pig, split the remains, while my wife demonstrates the results from her intensive study of cocktails.

I've also placed an order for a whole lamb which I (hope) to get this Fall.

Ever do the thing where you and some others go in for a whole cow to be divvied up after slaughter?  Always sounded mouth-watering to me.

airboy

One of my buddies raises pigs - so we always do a pig.  An entire cow is so much meat that you need a very large group to do the split.  Most hogs are harvested pretty young and they weigh much less than the average cow at slaughter.

Bardolph

We do half a cow when the freezer gets empty, just two of us. Usually tell em to make steaks outta the steak parts, a couple roasts and grind the rest into burger. Pretty much fills our standup freezer. 160-175 pounds on average I guess. It lasts us quite a while, and we usually give some away to neighbors and friends. Couldn't go back to grocery store beef.

airboy

Quote from: Bardolph on May 29, 2020, 08:45:37 PM
We do half a cow when the freezer gets empty, just two of us. Usually tell em to make steaks outta the steak parts, a couple roasts and grind the rest into burger. Pretty much fills our standup freezer. 160-175 pounds on average I guess. It lasts us quite a while, and we usually give some away to neighbors and friends. Couldn't go back to grocery store beef.

In Alabama and much of the rural USA where there is water (pretty much everything from the States just West of the Mississippi to the Atlantic) much of the ground meat comes from bambi.  Get a bambi, take the backstrap and steaks, grind the rest for utility meat.  I'm eating the last of the ground bambi from 2 years ago.

Unless I want a steak or a cow burger - our ground red meat (aside from the lamb acquisition) is bambi.  When we do burgers is it usually 50% bambi and 50% ground chuck. 

But you may be one of many who prefer cow to bambi.