Shepherd's pie jackets

Shepherd's pie jackets

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(9 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins - 35 mins

Easy

Serves 4
A jacket potato with a difference - these bake so quickly in the microwave, and the mince and cheese make a filling and tasty supper

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal453
  • fat25g
  • saturates12g
  • carbs29g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre2g
  • protein29g
  • salt0.8g
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Ingredients

  • 4 baking potatoes
  • 450g minced beef or lamb
  • 1 onion, chopped
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  • a good splash of Worcestershire sauce
  • 284ml carton beef stock or 300ml/½ pint beef stock made from a cube
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • a splash of milk

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  • a knob of butter
    Butter

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  • 50g mature cheddar, grated
    Cheddar

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Method

  1. Put the potatoes in the microwave on high (750W) for 20 minutes until cooked through. While they’re cooking, tip the mince and onion into a pan and cook on the hob for 10 minutes until the onion is golden and the mince has lost its pink colour. Splash in the Worcestershire sauce and cook for 1 minute, then pour in the stock and squeeze in the tomato purée.Give a good stir to dissolve the purée, then cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until the meat is tender.

  2. Cut each potato in half and scoop the flesh into a bowl, leaving a thin layer inside the potato skin. Break up the flesh with a fork, then season and mash in the milk and butter until smooth and creamy.

  3. Preheat the grill to high. Put the potatoes skin side down in a shallow roasting tin and spoon in the meat mixture. Top with the mash and sprinkle with the cheese. Grill until the cheese has melted and the filling is hot. Serve with steamed green vegetables.

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roseleanor
22nd Dec, 2007
Surely you don't need instructions for baking potatoes in a conventional oven?!
cartercl
9th Dec, 2007
Can't you also have instructions for how to cook this in a conventional oven? Some people (believe it or not) do not have microwave ovens.
rueben
6th Nov, 2007
updated by useing the tip April issue page 39. for a speedier spud microwave for 5 minutes first

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