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How to cook Lamb Shepherd's Pie


Minced Lamb Method

  1. Heat a heavy based saucepan with the olive oil.
  2. Add the mince & cook over a high heat until nicely browned.
  3. Add the herbs, garlic & diced vegetables & carry on cooking for a further 5 minutes.
  4. Add the tomato puree, Worcester sauce & stock then simmer for 45 minutes.
  5. Thicken with a little corn flour & season to taste.
  6. Place the mince into a oven proof pie dish & leave to one side to cool.
  7. Note: this can be done in advance ready to top & bake when your guests arrive.

Potato Topping Method

  1. Make the mashed potato by boiling the potatoes in lightly salted water for 20 minutes or until tender then drain & mash with the butter and milk.
  2. Carefully spread the mashed potato over the mince to fully cover.
  3. Scatter the breadcrumbs over the potato topping.
  4. Grate a generous layer of cheese on top.
  5. Bake in a pre-heated oven 180oc fan assisted or 190oc without a fan for 45 minutes until the crust is golden brown & the meat piping hot.