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31 December 2012,09:39 by
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SHEPHERD'S PIE

Shepherds pie is prepared with mashed potatoes and mashed sweet potatoes. We can mix the potatoes with milk and butter to make it sweeter. You can sauté onions, mushroom and celery. Put it on top and bake. After some minutes your shepherd’s pie is ready.
Serves :
2

Preparation Time :
30 minutes

Cooking Time :
2 hours

Preparation Method :

  • Heat half the oil in a non-stick frying-pan and cook the mince over a high heat, breaking it up with a wooden spoon, until well browned.
  • Remove the mince from the pan with a slotted spoon, pour away any fat and wipe the pan with kitchen paper.
  • Add the remaining oil to the frying pan and cook the leek, onion, carrots and celery for 15 minutes until soft.
  • Return the mince to the pan and add the mushrooms, tomatoes, thyme and water.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper and leave to simmer for 40 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Meanwhile, preheat the oven. Mix the potatoes with half the milk and half the butter in a bowl and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Spoon the meat sauce into a baking dish and top with the potato mixture.
  • Brush with the remaining milk and dot with the remaining butter.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 35 minutes until the topping is brown and crisp.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tablespoon Cooking oil
  • 500 grams lean fresh lamb mince
  • ½ leek, chopped
  • ½ small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • ½ celery stick, chopped
  • 50 grams mushrooms, chopped
  • 200 grams canned tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 100 ml water
  • 250 grams potatoes, boiled and mashed
  • 200 grams sweet potatoes, boiled and mashed
  • 2 tablespoon milk
  • Knob of unsalted butter 
  • Salt and pepper

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