Another of my favourite … Shepherd’s Pie but this time I baked it using the recipe given to me by another friend. I prefer this recipe cos it taste better and more savoury.
Shepherd’s Pie for our guests …
Here’s the recipe … definitely a keeper and its’ going into my collection of recipes book 🙂
1 kg potatoes
400g minced beef or chicken
4 large onions – diced finely
8 cloves garlic – chopped finely
1 capsicum – diced
1 ripe tomato – diced
3 fresh chillies sliced thinly
200g mix vegetables
2 tbsp meat curry powder
250g grated cheddar cheese
75g unsalted butter
200ml fresh milk
dried basil and oregano leaves
Salt and pepper to taste
Step 1 – Preheat oven to 160 degree Celsius. Wash, skin and boil potatoes till soften. Mash potatoes with butter, milk and ½ of the grated cheese. Set aside.
Step 2 – In a frying pan, heat 2 tbsp oil over high heat and browned the minced meat. Set aside.
Step 3 – Use the residue from the meat just now and add diced onions, garlics, chillies, tomatoes, and capsicum till soften and turn fragrant. Add curry powder and continue to fry till oil separates from the curry powder. Add the browned minced meat and till ingredients are well incorporated. : Add mixed vegetables, dried basil and oregano leaves as well as salt and pepper to taste.
Step 4 – Heat an 8 cup baking dish 0r a soufflé dish and spoon the piping hot fillings into it. Top it with the potatoes. Smooth over the top and sprinkle over it with the remaining cheese.
Bake for 30 mins.