- Prep Time:20 mins
- Cook Time:20 mins
Easy Shepherd’s Pie
If anyone ever said making shepherd’s pie is difficult then they’ve obviously never tried this simple recipe. We’ve upped the vegie count by adding in some mixed vegetables to the tasty tomato base. Topped with creamy mashed potato, you’ll be tucking into this family favourite in no time.
Original recipe by SIX LITTLE HEARTS | 6.5.15
+1 1 CAN (420g) EDGELL MIXED VEGETABLES
- 5-6 medium potatoes, peeled (choose a good mashing variety)
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Milk & margarine or butter to taste (for mashed potato)
- 500g lean minced lamb
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 small red pepper, diced
- 1 zucchini, diced
- 800g can diced tomatoes
- 125g tomato paste
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- Tasty cheese & sweet paprika to top the mashed potato ‘lid’
Add peeled, roughly chopped potatoes to a large pot with enough water to cover and a pinch of salt and bring to the boil. When cooked through, drain water and mash the potatoes to a smooth consistency with some salt and pepper and a little milk and butter. Cover and set aside. (Or see tip below.)
In a large pan, heat a splash of olive oil, brown the mince and soften the onion. Drain the excess liquid.
Add pepper and zucchini, continue to cook for a few minutes.
Add the tomatoes and tomato paste, sweet chilli sauce and Worcestershire sauce to the lamb mixture and mix well. Simmer for 5 minutes.
ADD THE DRAINED EDGELL MIXED VEGETABLES. MIX AND HEAT GENTLY FOR AROUND 2 MINUTES.
Pour the meat and vegetable mix into an ovenproof dish and pat down gently before topping with the mashed potatoes, a generous sprinkling of cheese and the paprika to decorate if desired.
Place under a hot grill until cheese is melted and golden brown.
Instead of peeling, chopping, boiling, draining and mashing whole potatoes, a great time saver is to prepare 2 cups of Edgell Instant Mash.
Alternatively, shepherd’s pie can be cooked in a preheated oven at 180°C for 25-30 minutes.
Healthy Tip: Don’t be too generous with quantity of cheese you use – a light coating across the top of the mash is all you need.