Shepherd’s pie is one of those dishes that makes you miss your mom’s cooking. It’s a classic family treat. Though it’s an easy dish to cook, a lot of people don’t actually, or didn’t bother to, know how to do it. Here’s a simple recipe to make the perfect shepherd’s pie.
1 tbsp sunflower oil
1 large onion, chopped
2-3 medium carrots, chopped
500g pack lamb mince
2 tbsp tomato purée
900g potato, cut into chunks
500ml beef stock
3 tbsp milk
1.In a medium saucepan, heat the oil then sauté the onion and carrots for a few minutes or until soft. Turn up the heat and crumble in the lamb and brown while removing excess fat. Add the purée and the Worcestershire sauce, then fry for a few minutes. Pour over the stock, bring to a simmer, then cook for 40 minutes, uncovering halfway.
2.Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 180c. Boil the potatoes in salted water for 10-15 minutes or until tender. Afterward, drain pot, then mash potatoes with the butter and milk.
3.Put the lamb mince in a dish, top with the potato mash. Bake for 20-25 minutes until you see the top starting to color and the mince bubbling through the edges. Rest for 5 minutes before serving.