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BYBBQ
07-08-2016, 07:43 PM
I didn't start off with the idea of doing these.
My neighbor came over to the house carrying a small bag from the grocery store. She said here, I thought you might like this, if not throw it out. I asked why and she said she bought it by mistake. I looked inside and it was a pound of ground buffalo meat.
I started thinking( I know, smoke cloud formed over my head ) not really enough for some big burgers, then the light-bulb went on. Make Cottage Pies.

Browning the meat. Once done browning, drain, & set aside
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Sauteing the onion, minced garlic, celery, & green pepper til softened
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Add in some sweet peas and small diced carrots. Cook another 5 minutes
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Add back in the drained meat and mix everything together
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Added in some veggie stock, then dusted with flour, mixed everything, & then simmer til stock has thickened to desired consistency
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After the mixture has cooled a little, I filled the individual Ramekins with the mixture
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While the meat & veggie mixture was cooking I boiled some potatoes to make mashed potatoes
Mixture in the Ramekins was topped off with the mashed potatoes and dusted with CBP
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One Ramekin was covered and put in the fridge for a lunch at a later date.
The other two Ramekins had a large pat of butter put on top of the mashed potatoes, then covered with shredded colby-jack cheese.
The Ramekins were then put in a preheated oven to warm back up & melt the cheese
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Hot out of the oven
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Tastier view
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Thanks for lookin'

chadd17
07-08-2016, 10:45 PM
Wow! That looks great.

:Drool2::Drool2::Drool2:

tomshoots
07-09-2016, 09:24 AM
Mmmmmmm....takin' comfort to a new level!! :Drool2::Drool2::Drool2:

Vermin99
07-09-2016, 11:23 PM
I like the way to think!!!