The Trinity Bar in New Haven talks classical Shepherd’s Pie

(WTNH) — Shepherd’s Pie is a vast tack of St. Patrick’s Day, and we can get it anytime during one of New Haven‘s many renouned bars, The Trinity Bar on Orange Street.

Shane Carty and Eddie Higgins, a co-owners of The Trinity Bar, took some time divided from their busiest day of a year to stop by a News 8 studios to speak juicy Shepherd’s Pie. The classical plate has been “Americanized” with belligerent beef, though a normal recipe calls for lamb.

You’ll need:

  • Ground Beef (or lamb if you’re going a normal route)
  • Onions
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Gravy Mix
  • Ketchup
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Grated Cheese

Step 1: Boil a potatoes
Place a peeled and quartered potatoes in medium sized pot. Cover with during slightest an in. of cold water. Add a teaspoon of salt. Bring to a boil, revoke to a simmer, and prepare until proposal (about 20 minutes).

Step 2: Saute a vegetables
While a potatoes are cooking, melt 4 tablespoons of a butter in a vast sauté vessel on middle heat. Add a chopped onions and prepare until tender, about 6 to 10 minutes.
If we are including vegetables, supplement them according to their cooking time. Carrots should be baked with a onions, since they take as prolonged to prepare as a onions do.If we are including peas or corn, supplement them toward a finish of a cooking of a onions, or after a beef starts to cook, as they take really small cooking time.

Step 3: Cook a belligerent beef, afterwards supplement a Worcestershire salsa and gravy mix
Ground beef to a vessel with a onions and vegetables. Cook until no longer pink. Season with salt and pepper.
Add a Worcestershire salsa and gravy mix. Bring a gas to a prepare and revoke feverishness to low. Cook unclosed for 10 minutes, adding some-more beef gas if required to keep a beef from drying out.

Step 4: Mash a baked potatoes
When a potatoes are finished cooking, mislay them from a pot and place them in a play with a remaining 4 Tbsp of butter. Mash with a flare or potato masher, and deteriorate with salt and peppers to taste.

Step 5: Layer a beef reduction and crush potatoes in a stew dish
Preheat oven to 400°F. Spread a beef, onions, and vegetables (if using) in an even covering in a vast stew dish.
Spread a crushed potatoes over a tip of a belligerent beef.

Step 6: Bake for 20 minutes
Place in a 400°F oven and prepare until browned and bubbling, about 20 to 30 minutes. If necessary, saut� for a final few mins to assistance a aspect of a crushed potatoes brown.


The ketchup gives a plate only a bit of sweetness. The Worcestershire salsa is in there too for some combined flavor. The gravy brew is in there to assistance thicken it up. After mixing a mixture and vouchsafing it bake for 20 minutes, you’ve got a finished product. Throw some grated cheese on there as a topper.

Visit Shane and Eddie during The Trinity Bar, located during 157 Orange Street in downtown New Haven.

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