Shepherd's Pie Recipe

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.