A simple comfort food and go-to recipe at our house is Irish Shepherd’s Pie. Usually containing lamb, it also can be made with beef. When made with beef some call it then Cottage Pie. A meatless version of the pie is called Shepherdless Pie. Regardless of the chopped or minced meat type, the dish usually contains a rich onion sauce and vegetables such as peas and carrots and is topped with mashed potatoes. Variations of this pie appear throughout history, but this recipe is my favorite.