cottage pie


: a shepherd's pie made especially with beef

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Traditional shepherd’s pie is made with ground lamb, thus the name, and classic cottage pie is made with ground beef. Robin Miller, The Arizona Republic, 7 Apr. 2023 When made with beef instead of lamb, the dish is traditionally called cottage pie, but the idea is the same. oregonlive, 13 Mar. 2023 Play pool at Smuggler’s Waterfront Bar or get the cottage pie at Buskers Irish Pub and Restaurant. Christopher Muther,, 27 Jan. 2023 First Squares Food Tour tuck into cottage pie, a hearty comfort food sure to warm you up on a rainy day. Tracey Teo, ajc, 21 July 2022 There’s cottage pie baked in an oversized teacup, dense with peas, potatoes, ground meat and gravy. Amy Drew Thompson,, 23 Sep. 2021 Dishes include easy mac and cheese, chow mein, cottage pie, chicken korma, chocolate truffles and pancakes. Stephanie Breijo, Los Angeles Times, 9 Apr. 2021 Claddagh Cottage: Doors open at noon for festivities that will include corned beef and cabbage, cottage pie, sausage rolls and a vegan version of Irish farmhouse soup. Amy Drew Thompson,, 17 Mar. 2021 Selections include boxty, cheddar-and-Guinness dip, bangers and mash, cottage pie and cockles and mussels. Susan Dunne,, 6 Mar. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1791, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cottage pie was in 1791

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“Cottage pie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 May. 2023.

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