Shepherd's Pie |

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14 October 2012



Shepherd's Pie

Shepherd's Pie


1kg lamb - ground
1kg potatoes - peeled and cubed
2 carrots - peeled and chopped
2 onions - chopped
3/4 cup frozen peas
2 tbsp sour cream or cream cheese - softened
1 large egg yolk
1/2 cup cream
1 tbsp olive oil
2 1/2 tbsp butter
2 1/2 tbsp all-purpose flour
1 cup beef stock or broth
2 1/2 tsp Worcestershire
1 tsp sweet paprika
2 1/2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley leaves
Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • <em><strong>FOR THE POTATOES</strong></em>
  • Start by boiling the peeled and cubed potatoes in salted water for around 15 minutes or until cooked soft.
  • Then drain the potatoes and place into a bowl.
  • After that combine the sour cream, cream and egg yolk.
  • Pour the cream mixture into potatoes.
  • Mash mix with the potatoes till they are quite smooth and light.
  • <em><strong>FOR THE MEAT</strong></em>
  • Now while the potatoes boil, preheat a large skillet over medium high heat.
  • Heat some oil on a pan and then add the lamb.
  • Add some salt and pepper to the your meat.
  • For another 3 - 4 minutes, allow the meat to crumble and brown meat.
  • After this throw in the chopped up carrots and onions in the meat.
  • Let the veggies cook with the meat for around 5 minutes.
  • Stir constantly.
  • <em><strong>FOR THE SAUCE</strong></em>
  • In a second small pan, heat some butter on medium heat.
  • Add the flour and allow it to cook with the butter for around 2 minutes.
  • Then blend in the broth and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Let the sauce/gravy cook for 1 minutes - so that it gets thick.
  • Thereafter add the sauce/gravy to the meat and veggies
  • Now throw in the peas and stir around for a while.
  • <em><strong>
  • FOR THE BAKE</strong></em>
  • Preheat your oven to high (you can be the judge of that)
  • Place the meat and vegetable mixture in a ovenproof dish.
  • Once done, add the mashed potatoes over the meat mixture.
  • Finally, sprinkle the dish with a lot of sweet paprika and place in the oven.
  • Set the oven now at medium-high.
  • Allow the dish to bake till the potatoes turn brown on top all over.
  • Serve straight from the over garnished with chopped parsley.
Cooks Note

You can replace the ground up lamb with beef or even chicken.

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