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Shepherd's Pie

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1 Shepherd's Pie on 19th September 2009, 9:56 pm

Ingredients
1 Ib (450g) of Lean minced beef (although traditionally Lamb was used - hence the name)
2 lb (900g) of Potatoes
1 tablespoon of Tomato Puree
1 tablespoon (2x15ml) (1fl.oz) of Worcestershire Sauce
1 large Onion
1 quarter pint (150ml) of Beef stock
2 tablespoons of Vegetable Oil
Salt
Freshly ground Pepper
2 teaspoons of dried mixed herbs
Quarter pint (150ml) of Milk
2 oz (60g) of butter
2 oz (60g) of grated cheese

Instructions

1) Preheat the oven to (180°C), (350°F), (Gas Mark 4)
2) Peel and halve Potatoes, boil in lightly salted water until soft
3) Mash Potatoes add milk and butter to make potatoes light and fluffy
4) Season potatoes with salt to taste
5) Cover mashed potatoe to keep warm, set aside
6) Peel and slice onions
7) Put vegetable oil in a sausepan and heat, add onions and cook on
a moderate heat until soft and golden brown
Cool Stir in tomato puree, herbs, pepper, and worcestershire sauce and stir
9) Add in the minced beef, continue stirring until mince begins to turn brown,
add in the stock and stir for 1/2 minutes
10) Transfer ingredients to an ovenproof dish, cover with the warm mashed potatoes
11) Run a fork over the top of the potatoes horizontally to create a pattern
12) Sprinke some grated cheese over top
13) Place in the centre of the oven and bake for 40-45 minutes, until golden brown
on top and hot through
Serving Suggestions: Serve with Carrotts

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