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Shepherd's Pie Recipe

Shepherd's Pie
How to make Shepherd's Pie

Lamb cooked in mild spices, baked with mashed potatoes and cheese. A delicious savory pie.

  • Total Cook Time 55 mins
  • Prep Time 10 mins
  • Cook Time 45 mins
  • Recipe Servings4
  • Easy

Ingredients of Shepherd's Pie

  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 green chillies, finely chopped
  • 450 gms minced lamb
  • 2-3 carrots (sliced), peeled
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 25 gms plain flour or maida
  • 300 ml lamb or chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 700 gms potatoes (boiled), peeled
  • 25 gms butter
  • 4-5 tbsp milk
  • 50 gms cheddar cheese, grated

How to Make Shepherd's Pie

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Heat the oil in a pan and add the bay leaves followed by the onion and fry for a couple of minutes.
Then add the green chillies, lamb, and carrots and continue frying for 8-10 minutes until the mince turns brown.
Add the salt, cumin and flour and stir for a minute. Slowly blend in the stock and tomato puree.
Cook until the mixture thickens. In the meantime, peel and boil the potatoes in boiling water for 20 minutes until soft.
Preheat the oven at 200C. Mash the potatoes with the butter and milk.
When the lamb mixture is thick, tip it into an oven proof dish.
Spread the mashed potatoes on top and sprinkle over the cheese.
Place in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes.
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