Shepherd's pie

Shepherd's pie


  1. Preheat oven to 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4 fan-assisted. Oil shallow 2.5-litre ovenproof dish
  2. Make potato topping - boil, steam or microwave the potatoes until tender; drain. Mash with butter and milk until smooth.
  3. Heat butter in large saucepan; cook onion and carrot, stirring, until tender. Add mixed herbs and lamb; cook, stirring, 2 minutes. Stir in paste, sauces and stock, then blended flour and water; stir over heat until mixture boils and thickens. Pour mixture into dish.
  4. Place heaped tablespoons of potato topping on lamb mixture. Bake about 20 minutes or until browned lightly and heated through.

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Serve this comforting pie with steamed fresh seasonal vegetables


30g (1oz) butter
1 medium brown onion (150g), chopped finely
1 medium carrot (120g), chopped finely
1/2 tsp dried mixed herbs
750g (1lb 10oz) cooked lamb, minced
70g (3oz) tomato paste
60ml tomato sauce
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
500ml (1pt) beef stock
2 tbsp plain flour
80ml (3 fl oz)water
For the potato topping:
5 medium potatoes (1kg), chopped
60g butter, chopped
60ml milk


Time: 30 mins
Serves: 4
Nutrition: n/a