Monday, 25 September 2017

My Simple & Delicious Shepherds Pie Recipe

Shepherds Pie for me is just one of those comforting meals that always makes everything okay. I love making this when I'm just in need of some tasty comfort food. I made it a few months ago after properly craving it for a while and since then I've made a good few times and each time it's just got better and better. It's just so delicious and I thought last time I had it, you know what I'm gonna blog about it. I know this is something a lot of people probably already know how to make and it might be a bit of a random one to do a recipe on but I just felt like posting it. Everyone has different ways of making things and I actually think this is a really easy recipe to follow and quite quick to make so maybe someone will find this useful!
Ingredients: for 2 people
250g beef of turkey mince
1 red onion, finely diced
around 600ml of beef stock
salt and pepper
2 baking potatoes
1 tsp of butter
1 tbsp of milk
30g of grated cheese

Method:
1. Start by preparing your potatoes. I use 2 baking potatoes for 2 of us, peel and chop into big chunks then boil until just soft
2. While potatoes are boiling, in a frying pan I fry off the mince in a pan until brown. You can use either beef or turkey mince. I find turkey mince a bit cheaper so tend to use that quite a lot now
3. Finely dice a red onion and add to the pan
4. When the onion has softened and the mince has fully cooked, add in around 400ml of beef stock. I use 1 beef stock cube and a few tsps of bisto with boiling water and just leave it to simmer. When that has simmered down I then add around another 200ml of water along with some salt and pepper and leave that to simmer again
5. After around 40 minutes usually both the potatoes are done and ready to be mashed, and the the mince has simmered down to a nice thick mixture
6. To make the mash I just add in 1 tsp of butter, a little bit of salt and 1 tbsp of milk. I then just mash until smooth 
7. Add the mince into a dish and then top with the mash. Smooth the mash out then top with cheese
8. Bake in a 200 degree oven for around half an hour or until the cheese is crispy!
I know once it's on the plate it doesn't look like the prettiest thing in the world, this is the best picture I could get but I don't think many people could make it look amazing once it's out of the dish! This is just one of those classic meals that I always go back to and it's so perfect for a sunday evening with big yorkshire puddings and veg. The crispy cheese on top is just the best.

A similar recipe you might like to try - Keema Curry Pie!

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2 comments

Charles Carmichael said...

Great classic dish and one of my faves now we are coming in to late summer. I have a friend who puts baked beans in theirs. Sounds odd but it really works.

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