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Quick Shepherd's Pie

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Ingredients
  Potatoes 700 Gram
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Minced lamb/Beef 500 Gram
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), crushed or chopped
  Onions 2 Medium, peeled and chopped
  Celery stick 1 , chopped
  Carrot 1 Small, peeled and chopped or grated
  Leeks 3 Tablespoon, chopped
  Thyme 1 Teaspoon, chopped
  Tomato puree 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Worcestershire sauce 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Stock cubes 2
  Butter 1 Tablespoon
  Milk 4 Tablespoon
  Grated cheese 75 Gram (Optional)
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Pre-heat the oven by setting it to 170C/ and conventional 190C/gas 5.
2) Peel the potatoes and chop them into equal sized pieces.

MAKING
3) Take a medium sauce pan and place the chopped potatoes in it covering with cold water mixed with a pinch of salt.
4) Place lid on pan and heat it on medium heat until potatoes turn tender.
5) Take a large frying pan and heat olive oil in it.
6) Add the mince to it and break it with the aid of a wooden spoon.
7) Continue cooking for 2 to 3 minutes over high heat until mince gets browned all over.
8) Add the thyme, leeks, celery, garlic and onions to it and cook for 2 to 3 minutes more.
9) Add the tomato puree and cook for a minute extra placing it over medium heat.
10) Reduce the heat and bring it to low.
11) Add Worcestershire sauce and crumble the cube of stock in the pan by stirring well.
12) Season with pepper and salt according to taste.
13) Take an oven proof dish and transfer contents to it.
14) Allow to cool slightly.
15) Drain the softened potatoes by means of a colander.
16) Place in a saucepan and add milk, butter along with a pinch of pepper and salt.
17) Mash well until there are no remaining lumps.
18) Add the mashed potatoes on top of the minced meat mixture and smoothen it over the edges.
19) Make a pattern on top with the help of a spoon.
20) Sprinkle the cheese over it.
21) Place in the pre-heated oven and bake for 45 minutes until it turns golden and is crisp on top.

SERVING
22) Drizzle the dressing and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Beef
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
55 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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