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Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherds Pie Recipe
Ingredients:
  • 400g minced lamb
  • 1 large onion, skinned & chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 50g mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 25g plain flour
  • 300ml (1/2 pint) lamb or beef stock
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • Salt & pepper
  • 700g potatoes, peeled & chopped
  • 25g butter
  • 60ml (4 tbsp) fresh milk
  • 50g cheese, grated
Recipe category:Lamb
Method:
  1. Dry fry the lamb with the onion, bay leaf, mushrooms and carrot for 8-10 minutes.
  2. Add the flour and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Gradually add the stock and tomato puree. Cook, stirring, until the mixture thickens and boils.
  3. Cover and simmer gently for 25 minutes. Remove the bay leaf and season to taste. Spoon into a 1.7 litre (3 pint) oven proof dish.
  4. Meanwhile, cook the potatoes in boiling salted water for 20 minutes until tender. Drain well. Mash with the butter and milk and mix well. Pile on to the mince mixture and sprinkle over the cheese.
  5. Bake at 200˚C (400˚F) mark 6 for 15-20 minutes.
  6. Serve hot with green leafy vegetables
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