Shepherd's Pie

This large home-style shepherd's pie is great for serving the whole family!

To make the topping:

  1. Cook potatoes in boiling salted water until tender. 
  2. Drain and mash with milk and half the cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

To make the filling:

  1. Brown lamb mince in a dash of oil in a hot frying pan. Keep the temperature high so the meat browns and does not stew. This is best done in two batches. Set aside.
  2. Gently pan-fry the onion and parsnip in a little oil until tender. Stir in the flour and cook until frothy, gradually add the stock, stirring constantly until sauce thickens.
  3. Return the meat to the pan with the chutney and rosemary and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Turn into a large lasagna-style dish and cover with the mashed potatoes. Sprinkle with a little extra grated cheese if required.
  5. Bake at 180°C for about 30 minutes until golden and hot.
Meal Type:
Main
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cooking Time:
30 mins
Serves:
4-5

Ingredients

500g lean Quality Mark lamb mince

2 Tbsp oil

1 onion, peeled and chopped

1 parsnip, peeled and diced

2 Tbsp flour

½ cup beef stock

½ cup good quality chutney

1-2 Tbsp chopped fresh rosemary

1kg potatoes for mashing, peeled (topping)

2-3 Tbsp milk (topping)

1 cup grated tasty cheese (topping)