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Ben's Classic Shepherd's Pie with a Tangy Twist

If you lack confidence in the kitchen, the idea of making a meal from scratch may seem daunting and it would be easy to rely on ready meals and takeaways. But there are lots of tasty dishes that are easy to make at home without having to spend hours in the kitchen.
  Lamb mince 675 Gram
  Onion 1 Medium, dice
  Carrot 1 Large, dice
  Cooking oil/Olive oil 2 Teaspoon
  Green pea 100 Gram
  Flour 6 Teaspoon
  Tomato puree/Catsup 6 Teaspoon
  Worcestershire sauce 6 Teaspoon
  Rosemary 6 Teaspoon, chopped finely
  Dried mixed herbs 2 Teaspoon
  Lamb stock/Vegetable stock 425 Milliliter (hot lamb or vegetable stock made with a lamb or vegetable stock cube and boiling water)
  Sweet chili sauce 30 Milliliter
  Regular salt To Taste
  Black pepper To Taste
  Potato 1 Kilogram, peeled and cut into medium chunks (suitable for mashing)
  Whole milk 100 Milliliter
  Butter/Melted margarine 50 Gram
  Oaxaca cheese 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), shredded (Optional)

1. Pre heat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. For the minced meat mixture: Heat a pan and drop the cooking oil in it.
3. Add the diced onions and the carrots and cook until they sweat.
4. Drop the minced meat in batches and start browning it.
5. At this stage, you can discard some of the excess fat that gets withdrawn from the meat.
6. Throw in the peas and stir.
7. Spoon in the flour and stir to get it incorporated.
8. Drop the tomato puree and the Worcestershire sauce.
9. Add the chopped fresh rosemary and the sweet chili sauce.
10. Season with salt and pepper to taste and pour in the vegetable stock.
11. Turn the heat down, cover and let it simmer for 20 minutes.
12. For the mashed potatoes: In a large sauce pan, place the peeled and diced potatoes.
13. Bring to a boil and simmer for 20-25 minutes.
14. Add milk and butter and mash together.

15. In an oven proof dish, empty the cooked minced meat mixture.
16. Top with the mashed potato.
17. Shred some cheese on top and pop in the oven for 30 mins.

18. Serve while it is warm with a side of steamed carrots and broccoli.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Lamb Mince
High Fiber, High Protein
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
70 Minutes
Ready In: 
90 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 960 Calories from Fat 502

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 56 g86.4%

Saturated Fat 26.1 g130.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 157.4 mg52.5%

Sodium 751.3 mg31.3%

Total Carbohydrates 74 g24.7%

Dietary Fiber 9.8 g39.2%

Sugars 12.1 g

Protein 42 g83.3%

Vitamin A 77.4% Vitamin C 112.6%

Calcium 22% Iron 38%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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