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Simple Shepherd’s Pie

Traditionally this was a tasty way to use up any scraps of roast lamb you had left over from Sunday, and what’s wrong with sticking to tradition we say. Although this is an affordable recipe you can cut down the costs even more by adding those morsels of juicy meat to the mix, but for the evenings when you’ve no roast lamb left (most days probably), then this simple recipe will work a treat. Let us know what you think of our Simple Shepherd’s Pie.

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Simple Shepherd’s Pie

Prep Time:

1hr 10mins

Serving:

Serves 4 People

Cost:

£0.92 per Person

Difficulty:

Easy

  • Ingredients

    900g Potatoes Peeled and Quartered
    1tbsp Vegetable Oil
    400g Lamb or Lamb and Mutton Mince
    1 Onion Finely Chopped
    1 Carrot grated
    1tbsp Tomato Puree
    1 Handful of Frozen Peas (around 100g)
    1 Lamb or Beef Stock Cube
    150-200ml Water
    1tsp Worcestershire Sauce
    50g Butter
    2tbsp Milk
    Salt
    Black Pepper

How to Cook

1. Heat the oven to 180C/Gas Mark 4. 

2. Put the peeled and quartered potatoes in a pan of salted water and bring to the boil. Simmer until tender.

3. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat and fry the onion and carrot with a sprinkling of salt until tender then remove from the pan and put to one side.

4. Increase the heat and fry the mince, making sure you get plenty of golden brown bits. Don’t worry, as long as you keep it moving you won’t burn it. 

5. Return the onion and carrots to the pan and add the water. Use a spatula to get all the crispy meat juices off the bottom of the pan as the water heats up. This will only add flavour. 

6. Once the water is simmering, add the tomato puree, the crumbled stock cube, the Worcestershire sauce and the peas. Bring to the boil again and leave to simmer for 15-20 minutes and add any further seasoning if required. Pour in some more water if it starts to look a bit dry.

7. Once the potatoes are cooked, drain and mash together with the butter, milk and some salt and pepper.

8. Put the cooked mince mix in the bottom of a baking dish and spread the mashed potato on top, fluff it up a little with a fork so you get crispy bits on top as it cooks. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.



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