Shepherd's Pie Recipe

Shepherd's Pie Recipe 

This time of year we are especially prone to eating comfort foods that warm us. This recipe requires minimal ingredients and effort for a hearty meal. Choosing which mince you'd like and the style of potatoes can change this recipe from Shepherds to a Cottage Pie. The difference between the two is, Shepherds uses minced mutton (lamb) and mashed potatoes while Cottage uses minced beef and potatoes are generally sliced.

Ingredients (Serves 4)

  • 1 sachet Colman's shepherd's pie seasoning mix
  • 450g lean minced mutton or beef
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 2 carrots sliced
  • 700 g cooked mashed potato
  • 300ml cold water
  • 175g of frozen peas (optional)
  • cooking oil

 1-Ensure mashed is prepared. Preheat the oven to 200°C. Brown the mince and onions in a large pan with some oil. Drain any excess fat.

2-Blend the contents of the seasoning mix into the water and then stir into the mince. Stir in the vegetables. Continuously stirring, bring to a boil, then move to an ovenproof dish.

3-Spoon the mashed potato over the mince and bake for 30 minutes. Add seasoning on top if preferred.


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