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Shepherd's Pie Sliders

Photograph: Marvin Gapultos

While making a Shepherd's Pie isn't necessarily as difficult as tending sheep, it can be time-consuming. Instead, consider the Shepherd's Pie Slider. The same seasoned lamb is at the core of this recipe, but instead of being sauteed, the meat is formed into patties and studded with thyme, rosemary, garlic, shallots, peas, and carrots.

As for the mashed potatoes usually found in Shepherd's Pie? I find that good potato rolls smeared with mayonnaise, or your favorite garlic aioli, are a wonderful substitute (and you won't have to peel, boil, or mash any actual potatoes).

About the author: Marvin Gapultos is the author of the Filipino food blog, Burnt Lumpia. His first cookbook is due out in 2013. When he isn't cooking or writing about Filipino food, Marvin is usually enjoying a beer or cocktail, and thinking about what to eat with said beer or cocktail. You can follow him on Twitter @BurntLumpia.

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