Elaine's Shepherd's Pie

    1 hour

    This is my comforting version of Shepherd's Pie that my whole family loves! It is amazing that such a simple dish can be so good.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 2 medium onions, diced
    • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 500g mince
    • 2 medium carrots, sliced or diced
    • 120g peas, fresh or frozen
    • 4 tablespoons tomato puree
    • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley
    • 1 cup (250ml) beef stock
    • salt and pepper, to taste
    • Potato Topping
    • 4 large potatoes, peeled and diced
    • 3 tablespoons butter
    • 120g grated cheddar cheese

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

    1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C.
    2. Heat oil in a saucepan then add onions, garlic and mince. Cook stirring until mince is browned.
    3. Add carrots, peas, tomato puree, parsley, stock, salt and pepper. Simmer covered for about 20 minutes or until the carrots are tender.
    4. While this is cooking, boil the potatoes, drain and mash with butter and cheese.
    5. Spoon mince mixture into an oven proof dish. Top with mashed potatoes.
    6. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes or until cooked through and golden brown on top.

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    Used different ingredients. i used baked beans instead of the vegetables and put those in straight from the tin to the mince and onion in the pan then transferred to an oven proof dish and put mash potato ontop then put in the oven emmmmmm gorgeous plus quicker and easier and you can even put cheese ontop  -  27 Apr 2009


    I thought this was a wonderful dish, the whole family enjoyed it, especially the kids.  -  16 Oct 2008


    Used different ingredients. Instead of just frozen peas, I used peas & corn. The blokes at work reckoned it tasted great. The pie disappeared in about 1/2 hr.  -  29 Sep 2009