Ok Confession time..
Of course I’m made shepherds pie before but I’ve usually used a mix and then added the meat and the mashed potato.. this time I decided to try it from scratch because I am trying to clear out the deep freeze and minced steak was in plentiful supply.. so what to make?
- Spaghetti ( I didn’t have the sauce mix)
- Meatloaf (I didn’t have the sausage meat)
- Hamburgers (Star son hates mine I use onion in the mix)
- Shepherd’s pie! Bingo I had all the ingredients!
So now I’m wondering what’s the difference between “Shepherd’s Pie” and “Cottage pie” let’s go and see…
Ahhh ok, so… “Shepherds pie” is made with Lamb and “Cottage Pie” is made with beef… so I literally stuffed it up I used beef LOL
Never mind… here is the recipe I used..
Classic shepherd’s pie
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- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 brown onion, halved, finely chopped
- 1 carrot, peeled, finely chopped
- 2 celery sticks, trimmed, finely chopped
- 500g lamb mince
- 2 tablespoons plain flour
- 500ml (2 cups) Campbell’s Real Stock Beef
- 1 dried bay leaf
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- Salt & freshly ground black pepper
- 4 (about 200g each) desiree potatoes, peeled, chopped
- 40g butter
- 125ml (1/2 cup) milk
- Melted butter, to brush
- Step 1
Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion, carrot and celery and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until soft. Add lamb mince and cook, stirring to break up any lumps, for 5 minutes or until lamb changes colour.
- Step 2
Add the flour and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until combined. Add stock, bay leaf, Worcestershire sauce and tomato paste. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low and cook, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes or until sauce thickens. Taste and season with salt and pepper. ( I also added some frozen mixed vegetables to hide them from the family!!)
- Step 3
Meanwhile: cook potato in a saucepan of salted boiling water for 15 minutes or until tender. Drain well. Return to the pan with the butter. Use a potato masher or fork to mash until smooth. Add milk and use a wooden spoon to stir until combined. Taste and season with salt and pepper.
- Step 4
Preheat oven to 200°C. Spoon lamb mixture into a 2L (8-cup) capacity ovenproof baking dish. Top with mashed potato and use a fork to spread over lamb mixture. Brush with butter. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes or until mashed potato is golden brown. Serve immediately
And here is my end result.. which was totes delish!
with their mashed potato on top ready for the oven!
So Although technically not a “new recipe” it is for me since I cooked it all from scratch!!