I am sure everyone has heard or have tasted the shepherd’s pie. It’s one of those recipes that everyone remembers from their childhood and some of you, and myself including, continue enjoy it even today.
Shepherd’s pie is an easy dish to make and it could be used both as a simple, unpretentious meal or as a treat for the guests when you like to share memories from the past.
I should admit that I have never tried to cook shepherd’s pie before, I counted on my mum’s cooking for that. But today I decided that I should give it a try and this is my attempt.
The recipe I am presenting today may not be the most classical, although I am not sure about what a classical shepherd’s pie recipe should include, except for the mince and mashed potatoes. But this recipe is easy, tastes great and appeals to my taste buds.
Give it a try!
500gr beef and pork mince
5-6 carrots, cut in cubes
3-4 onions, cut in cubes
5-6tbsp BBQ sauce
4-5 boiled and mashed potatoes
seasoning – salt, pepper, parsley, paprika
100gr grated cheddar
In a pot fry the onions for a few minutes, then add the carrots, mince, seasoning and BBQ sauce. Keep on the hot plate until the mince turns darker in colour and the sauce mixture thickens
Add butter to the mashed potatoes while still hot, season with salt and parsley
In a baking tray pour the mince mixture and using a spoon cover it with the mashed potatoes, level it
Sprinkle cheese on top and bake in the oven at 200°C until the top gets golden and crunchy
Serve with a fresh salad.
It’s a classic dish made in an easy, non-fancy, but very delicious way. Hope you and the people you love enjoy it.
If you have any suggestions and recommendations, just leave a comment below.
Have a lovely day!