Twisted Traditions: Italian shepherd's pie

This week I'm bringing you a hearty, thrifty remix of one of the most popular recipes of all time: hamburger pie! Also known as shepherd's pie, this traditional Irish dish consists of a meat base (originally lamb), a layer of vegetable (usually green beans), and mashed potato as the topper. It's a delicious, easy-on-the-budget dinner that can feed an army!

You know, growing up, everything and everybody was Italian. For years I thought there was a singer named Nat Kingcola, and that the kitchen appliance that keeps our food cold was called an ice-a-box! Obviously, food was no different -- if there was any way to make a dish more Italian, my family found it.