Lamb Sheperd's Pie

Posted by: Angel 10-04-99 7:38 AM

Shepherd's Pie

450g / 1 LB lean minced lamb*
900g / 2 LB potatoes
1 tbsp tomato paste
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 large onion
1 cup beef stock
2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tsp dried mixed herbs
1/2 cup milk
50g / 11/2 ozs butter
60g / 2 ozs grated cheese
pepper salt

Preheat oven to 180C / 350F .

Wash, peel, and halve potatoes.

In a medium-size saucepan, bring a large quantity of salted water to a boil and cook potato halves until soft.

Mash potatoes, mixing in milk and butter to make puree light and fluffy.

Season with salt and cover.

Peel and slice onion.

In a medium-size saucepan, heat oil.

Cook onion over medium heat until golden brown.

Stir in tomato paste, herbs, pepper, and Worcestershire Sauce.

Stir in minced lamb, and cook until meat starts to turn brown.

Pour in beef stock and stir for 1 minute.

Transfer ingredients to an ovenproof dish.

Spread mashed potatoes over cooked minced meat.

In order to create a pattern, run a fork over top of potatoes horizontally.

Sprinkle some grated Parmesan cheese over top.

Bake in preheated oven for 45-60 minutes, until surface turns golden brown.

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