Recipe by NikkHoff
"This is a recipe my Irish aunt gave me. Her husband is Italian, and she developed this recipe to blend things they both like. It is a variation of Shepherd's Pie. For richer flavor, substitute beef broth for water in gravy."
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bulk Italian sausage
apples, cored and sliced
salt and ground black pepper to taste
prepared mashed potatoes
I really enjoyed this for dinner and am so glad I gave it a try! Sicne it was not specified, I chose to use braeburn apples which I love for cooking. I did make a few minor changes. I had some carrots that were shredded and needed to be used, so I added them to the onion/apple sautee. Also, I used turkey italian sausage intead of traditional, because I prefer it. Since turkey has less fat, I needed to augment the droppings with a bit of chicken broth to get a gravy. I will definitely make this again!
This was really tasty! I used chicken broth instead of water in the gravy, since we didn't have beef broth. Otherwise, I followed the recipe as written. Next time, I think I'll go up to 1 1/2 or 2lbs of sausage, just because my family really likes meaty dishes. Also, since everything is already cooked, and it doesn't really need to bake other than for browning the potatoes, I'll probably broil it in the oven, for about 5 minutes. Very yummy dish, and definitely a keeper!
My guys really loved this one! I didn't use the apple because I didn't have any on hand, but will add it next time. I did saute some diced red pepper with the onions, and made the gravy with chicken broth because I didn't have any beef broth. But next time I make this I will be more prepared and make sure I have those items on hand. However... my guys were very happy (husband is Irish, lol) and were excited about taking the left overs for lunch the next day, so a 5 star recipe this is!! Thank you for this one, NikkHoff!
LOVE this recipe! I was nervous about the apples/onion combo, but I'm so glad I decided to try it. The apples give the whole dish just a little bit of sweetness - its perfect. Very easy to make, and just as delicious as leftovers.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
The Italian Irishman's Pie
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 245
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