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Cottage Pie

1/2 lb. lean ground beef
1/2 yellow onion
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp. dried mustard
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 cup water
2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp. hot sauce (like Tabasco or hotter), if desired
salt and pepper, to taste
3 potatoes, cooked and mashed
1/2 cup hot milk
1 tbsp. butter
Pre-heat oven to 415 degrees F. Chop the onions, and brown with the ground beef, until onions are translucent. Lower heat, add the flour, mustard, and nutmeg, and cook for 2 minutes more. Add the water and sauces, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir gently until meat mixture thickens slightly. Remove from heat.

In a bowl, combine the mashed potato, milk, and butter. Place the meat in an 8-cup capacity casserole dish, and cover with the potato mixture. Drag a fork lightly across the top, to add some texture to the surface.

Back for 35-40 minutes, or until the topping is lighly golden.