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Shepherds Twist Pie

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Serves 2

A traditional Shepherds Pie with a twist.

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  • For the Filling
  • 250g Lean Beef Mince
  • 50g Peas
  • 5-10 Mushrooms halved ( depending on how much you like them!!!)
  • 250ml of water
  • 2 Tbsp of Beff Gravy Granuals
  • 1 tbsp Lea'n'Perrins Worcestershire Sauce
  • For the Mash
  • 250g Baking potatoes
  • 250g Butternut squash
  • 100ml Skimmed milk
  • 30g Strong cheddar( I use Colliers)
  • 15g unsalted Butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste


    1. Pre-Heat the oven to 190c/fan 170c/ gas mark 5 .Boil the potatoes and squash together until begining to go soft.Meanwhile Fry off the mince, when the mince is thourghly cooked ad the peas, mushrooms, water and gravy granuals.When they've simmered together for about 2 minutes add the lea'n'perrins .
    2. Once the mince is completed mash you squash and potatoes( only if their soft enough though!)with the butter, milk and 20g of the cheese.You may like the mash a little lumpy but if not push through a seive.
    3. Place the mince in a heatproof dish and then add the potato sprinkle with the rest of the cheese to finish.Put in the oven and cook for 25minutes until begining to go brown and bubbling gently.

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7th Feb, 2009
I hadn't made shepherd's pie before but this was pretty easy and very tasty. I put in about 2/3 of the water as I was worried it would be too much liquid and it still turned out fine. Good comfort food, especially in this cold weather!
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