SUPER MEATY SHEPHERDS PIE...
You a meat lover? Have you ever stolen meat out of the pot? Do you ever cook and find out that your meat is long gone before the food is? If you've answered "yes" to any one of these questions and you have a functional oven then this recipe is for you.
500grm Minced Meat
500grm Minced Lamb
Cooked Diced Beef
Salt and pepper
2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
Chopped parsley, onion and spring onions
1/2 teaspoon of Cinnamon
250grm Shaved Mozarella Cheese
Chopped Mixed Vegetables
10 Medium sized potatoes (peeled and boiled)
1 Tablespoon Flour
1 Cup Red Wine
1 Cup Milk
1/2 Knob Butter
Fry up your sausages with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Chop it up and set aside.
Mix all of your meats together and season with garlic, cinnamon, salt and pepper. Brown in a pan with a little oil, add Worcestershire Sauce and towards the end of the browning process (approximately 10 minutes depending on the quantity of meat you choose to use), add chopped parsley, chopped onions and spring onions.
Make sure your meat cooks dry and that you don't have too much oil, we don't want a pie with a soggy bottom.
Turn on oven to pre-heat.
Transfer meat into a baking tray.
Cover with remaining parsley and spring onions, mushrooms and cheese.
Add a little more seasoning so you don't have any bland bits. Cover up with a layer of veggies.
Now for those who don't know how to mash potatoes, its really very easy. After your potatoes have cooked soft, leave some of the water it cooked in in the pot, add milk, butter and garlic (optional) and go at it with a potato masher while its still in the pot till you have a smooth fluffy consistency.
Blanket everything with a layer of mashed potatoes. Sprinkle a little salt and cracked black pepper over the top and pop it into the over for 25 - 30 minutes to cook.
Bring out your pie and place on a counter to rest for at least 10 minutes.
While pie is resting we'll work on our quick mushroom and onion sauce to serve it with.
Add a teaspoon of olive oil into same pan that was used for the meat (thou shalt not lose any flavour) and another teaspoon of butter. Add chopped onions and mushrooms and cook until softened.
Add flour and stir properly. As it begins to come together, add the wine and turn down the heat and allow to simmer for about 5 minutes till it has reduced to about half or a third of the initial volume.
Laddle generously over Shepherds Pie and enjoy!