Shepherd Pie recipe

Shepherd Pie


2 tablespoons of cooking oil 800 grams of mince beef or lamb 1 Carrot peeled and diced into small cubes 2 onions peeled and finely chopped A pinch of mixed herbs 5 garlic cloves peeled and finely chopped Salt and Pepper 1/4 cup of Worcestershire Sauce A small tin of tomato paste 1 cup of mixed veg 1 teaspoon of Paprika

For The Mash

10 Potatoes peeled and cubed a cup of milk 3 tablespoons of Butter Salt Pepper 2 Egg Yolks Grated cheese ( optional)


Heat your oil in a pot and add your onions and fry till golden brown, next add your mince and carrots and allow to cook and brown a bit, next add the rest of your ingredients for you mince filling and cook for a few minutes making sure to stir when needed. Next, add 2 cups of hot water and cook on medium heat for 30 minutes.

For the mash - Cook your potatoes with the salt until soft - strain off the water and pour potatoes back in the pot that it was cooking in - add the rest of your mash ingredients except the egg yolks and mash the potatoes till smooth. Let the mash cool a bit before stirring in the egg yolks. At this stage you may grate in some cheese.

In a deep baking pan, round or square, fill with mince mix, pipe or spoon on your mash potatoes and bake for 25 minutes on 200 degC or until golden baked.


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