Have you been looking for me? Well, this year started off with both the kids sick! The weather here is really cold, stormy and raining.
I have so much to share with you. I made this Shepard's Pie for Christmas dinner and everybody loved it..
Originally Shepard's Pie use to be made from left over meat and veggies, some times even left over mashed potato after a big festive dinner.
What better way to use up left overs then to make a completely new and delicious dish like this?
Here's what you will need:
For the filling
500grams mince meat (lamb or beef)
2 tbsp oil (canola or olive)
1 large onion
1 mince garlic (medium)
2 tbsp flour
1 large carrot grated or diced
3 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
1/4 tsp cinnamon (optional)
1/2 tsp sweet paprika
1/2 cup green peas
3 tbsp tomato paste
1 cup stock (chicken, beef or vegetable) or water
1/2 cup chopped parsley
Salt and pepper to taste.
800 grams potatoes
2 tbsp Parmesan cheese grated + 1 tbsp for sprinkling on top
4 tbsp Cheddar or (Emantle) + plus 2 tbsp for sprinkling on top (chopped)
3 tbsp sour cream
3 tbsp butter
3 to 4 tbsp milk (if needed)
1/4 cup chopped parsley
Salt and Pepper to taste.
Saute the onions and garlic in oil for 2 to 3 minutes.
To make a more bubbly pie --- Just add 1/2 cup water or stock more.
you can simultaneously bring the potatoes to a boil and cook until tender but not mushy.
About 15 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 190C / 380 F
Use a Potato masher to mash it all up. I leave some chucks of potato in there too.
Alternatively, you could put the potatoes thru a ricer and then add the ingredient and blend.
Place the mashed potatoes over the minced meat filling using a tablespoon.
Sprinkle the balance cheese over and bake in a preheated oven at 190 C/380 F for about 35 to 40 minutes.
If you have used the option with more liquid then you will have the sides all bubbling around with juices.
The bubbling juices are lovely but my kids don't fancy it yet. But do try it, it's delicious.
Thanks for stopping by.