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.