Easy Shepherd’s Pie

Here’s my classic, warming, comforting recipe for a cold January evening. 

You will need:

  • 800g/ 1kg white potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 450/500g ground lamb mince 
  • 100g frozen peas
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 stock cubes or 2 tbsp gravy granules 
  • 1/2 tsp marmite/yeast extract 
  • 1tsp thyme
  • 1tsp rosemary 

Making the dish:

  1. Put some boiling water in a large pan, add the potatoes and boil for 20/30 minutes. Add a pinch of salt and pepper.    
  2. While this is boiling, fry the lamb mince in 1tbsp of cooking oil until it is nicely browned.  
  3. Once cooked, add the onion and peas to the meat. Cool for around 2-3 minutes or until the peas are no longer hard.  
  4. Add some gravy granules/stock cubes. And my secret ingredient (which I add to all gravy dishes), marmite! It adds an extra meaty taste and gives it a good kick. Simmer for 10 minutes.   
  5. Once the potatoes are  boiled, mash them with th butter and milk. Put the meat in two dishes and top with the  mashed potatoes.   
  6. Pop it in the oven for 20/30 minutes to brown your mash- perfect! Serve with gravy and greens 🙂 

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