Shepherd’s pie…

by Sunita on March 12, 2007

Shepherd’s pie is a traditional English dish consisting of a layer minced meat(lamb) in gravy and topped with a layer of mashed potato. The meat layer also consists of some vegetables like carrots, peas and herbs. In my version, I tend to add a little rice because it makes it less meaty. It forms one wholesome dish. I do not add any oil in the meat layer.

To be assembled-

475 gms of lamb mince
3 cloves of garlic, crushed
2 carrots, diced
2 onions, finely chopped
2tblsp plain flour
2 tblsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tblsp tomato puree
2 stock cubes made up to 300 ml stock
1 bay leaf
700 gms potatoes, peeled and chopped
1 tblsp butter
4 tblsp milk
1 cup cooked rice
salt and pepper to taste

How to-

Boil the potatoes, drain well and mash with the butter and milk until smooth. season with salt and pepper.

Place the mince, onion, garlic and carrot in a frying pan and fry for around 10 minutes.

Blend in the flour and add the Worcestershire sauce and the tomato puree. Gradually stir in the stock. Season with salt and pepper. Add the bay leaf and simmer for 15-20 minutes.

Add the rice, stir for 2-3 minutes and remove from heat.
Place the mince-rice in an ovenproof dish and place the potato on the top.

Bake in a pre-heated oven for 25-30 minutes, till golden brown.
Serve hot!!!

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Sig March 13, 2007 at 1:19 am

I love shepherd’s pie..well, I love anything with lamb… :) .
Adding rice to the pie is an interesting concept…


2 sunita's world March 13, 2007 at 10:57 am

Hi Sig,I just added a little rice…well it tastes good without it anyway, just that i find it too meaty…


3 Sandeepa March 13, 2007 at 4:11 pm

Looks delicious Sunita. Have never had it but saw it in Asha’s blog


4 sunita's world March 13, 2007 at 6:12 pm

Sandeepa, it tastes amazing…the kids love it…and its so wholesome.I love the flavour.


5 Asha March 13, 2007 at 6:58 pm

Looks great,we love it too.I do have in my blog but without rice.YUM!!


6 sunita's world March 13, 2007 at 8:28 pm

Asha, the rice is actually my addition, to use a bit less meat!!! It tastes great without it…


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