I've never make Shepherd's pie before, this is the first time. But i'm so happy that i did try this, as its incredible. Combining two of my most favorite things together, saucy mince and mashed potatoes.
And the best part? Its really quick and easy to make.
This recipe serves 2, you can double or triple the recipe as per your requirement.
Serves : 2
Cooking Time: 40-50 mins
300 grams of Mince meat (Beef/Mutton/Chicken. I used chicken)
1 small Onion (chopped)
1 small Carrot (chopped)
1 stick of Cinnamon
1/2 tsp of Red Chili Flakes
1/4 tsp of Cumin
Salt to taste
2 tbsp of Tomato Paste
1 small Tomato (chopped)
1/4 cup of Peas
(For Mashed Potatoes)
1 large Potato
3-4 tbsp Cream (can be skipped)
5-6 tbsp of Mink
Salt to taste
a pinch of Black Pepper
a pinch or Oregano (or any other herb)
Garlic Butter (just mix mashed garlic with softened butter)
Heat oil, add chopped onion and carrots. Cook till the onions are translucent and the carrots are soft. Add mince tomato paste, chopped tomato, red chili flakes, salt, cumin, cinnamon and a little bit of water. Let it simmer for about 10 minutes (increase cooking time if you are using beef or mutton mince)
Throw in the peas, and leave for 5 minutes.
While that is cooking, make Mashed potatoes
Dice potatoes in 1/2 inch cubes and boil till fork tender.
Drain and mash. Put them on the stove, add black pepper, salt, cream, milk and oregano (any herb will do)
Mix on low flame till creamy and fluffy.
Grease any baking pan. I used ramekins, as I was making only 2 small portions (and because they are super cute) Any baking pan would do.
Add the mince mixture in the bottom.
Top it with mashed potatoes.
Now you can add anything on top you want.
I added only Garlic Butter on top of one. And Garlic butter and Mozzarella cheese on the other.
Bake in a preheated oven at 180 for 20 minutes.
Sprinkle green onions of top and serve !
How incredible does that look ?