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Shepherd's Pie

By tonz1981 (GoodFood Community)
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  • Easy
  • Serves 4
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Ingredients

  • 450g minced lamb
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 1 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 level tbsp plain flour
  • 2 carrots, peeled and finely chopped
  • 400g chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 115 ml beef stock
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the topping:

  • 450g minced lamb
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 1 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 level tbsp plain flour
  • 2 carrots, peeled and finely chopped
  • 400g chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 115 ml beef stock
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 kg potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 5 tbsp hot milk
  • 30g butter
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 50g crumbly cheese (Lancashire etc.)

Method

  • STEP 1
    Dry fry the lamb, onions and garlic for 8-10 minutes or until well browned. Stir in the flour.
  • STEP 2
    Add the remaining ingredients and season. Bring to the boil, cover and allow to simmer for 40 minutes.
  • STEP 3
    Make the topping. Cook the potatoes in boiling water until tender. Drain and mash well, stirring in the milk, butter and seasoning.
  • STEP 4
    Preheat the oven to 200C/ Gas 6. Place the lamb mixture in a 1.7 litre (3 pint) ovenproof dish. Spoon the mashed potato on top and sprinkle over the cheese.
  • STEP 5
    Bake for 20-30 minutes until it is beautifully golden brown on top.
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