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Shepards pie
450g (1lb) Minced Lamb or Beef
450-675g (1-1½lb) Mashed Potatoes
285ml (½ pint) Stock
1 Onion
1 Large Carrot (Optional)
1 clove of garlic chopped
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
50g (2oz) Cheddar Cheese (Optional)
Cornflour
Salt and Black Pepper

 

Pre-heat oven to 180°C: 350°F: Gas 4.
Finely chop the onion and dice the carrot, if used.
Fry minced meat until lightly coloured and remove from the pan and drain well.
Add the onion garlic and carrot, cooking gently until the onion is transparent and season to taste.
Return the meat, add cinnamon and the stock.
Add a little cornflour mixed with a few drops of water, stirring well.
Bring to the boil and stir until thickened.
Transfer the mixture into a casserole dish.
Cover the mixture with an even layer of mashed potato.
Cover and bake for 30 - 40 minutes.
Uncover and sprinkle with grated cheese and bake for a further 15 minutes.
Alternatively, bake for 30 - 60 minutes, remove from the oven and sprinkle with grated cheese and place under a very hot grill.

Serves: 4-6

Preparation Time: 30mins Serves: 4-6
Recipe Origin: Ireland
Submitted by:
Julie Redmond

Ireland
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