Shepherds Pie

Ingredients for Shepherds Pie:

  • 450g (1lb) Lean Lamb mince
  • 900g (2lb) Potatoes, peeled and cut into small cubes
  • 2 Parsnips, peeled and diced¼ Cabbage, shredded
  • 1 Onion, finely chopped
  • 1 Garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 Carrot, peeled and diced
  • 15-30ml (1-2tbsp) Flour
  • 30ml (2tbsp) Tomato purée
  • 300ml (½pt) Lamb stock
  • 15ml (1tbsp) Fresh thyme, chopped
  • 15ml (1tbsp) Fresh parsley, chopped
  • Seasoning
  • Little milk for mashing potatoes (approx 8 x15ml)
  • 10ml (2tsp) Margarine or butter for mashing

Instructions: 

  • Preheat oven to Gas 4, 180ºC, 350ºF.Place the prepared potatoes and parsnips in a large pan, cover with just enough boiling water to cover and fast simmer with the lid on for about 10-15 minutes until soft (add the cabbage during last 5 minutes of cooking).
  • Meanwhile, place the Welsh Lamb mince, onion and garlic in a cold pan. Place on the heat and ‘dry fry’ in its own juices and brown for about 4-5 minutes. Add the carrot, flour and purée and combine well together. Add the stock and herbs. Season and bring to the boil and then simmer for 10 minutes with the lid on the pan.
  • Drain the potatoes, parsnips and cabbage. Add the milk and margarine or butter and mash. Place the mince mixture into a family sized gratin dish and top with a layer of mash. Place in a preheated oven until crisp and golden, about 20-25 minutes.
Courtesy Farm & Fork
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