Do you enjoy shepherd’s pie? Did you know UK residents have enjoyed it for centuries? Shepherd’s Pie originated in the north of England in the 1700s! Originally, it was made from chunks of meat — likely leftovers from a roast — until mincing machines were invented in the late 19th century.1 If you want to learn how to make one of the UK’s favourite dishes, we have created a simple recipe for you to try! All you need to do is print out the infographic below (or save it on your smartphone), purchase the ingredients from the supermarket and begin preparing this savoury meat pie for dinner!
Shepherd’s pie is a delicious meat pie traditionally made with lamb and flavourful vegetables, and topped with mashed potatoes. It’s often served with garden peas!
For The Pie
- 1 tbsp sunflower oil
- 1 large onion
- 3 carrots, chopped
- 500g lamb mince
- 2 tbsp tomato purée
- 500ml beef stock
- Large splash of Worcestershire sauce
For The Mash3
- 700g potatoes, peeled and cut into halves
- 55ml milk
- 75g butter
- 1 egg yolk
Pre-heat the oven to 180C and take out an ovenproof dish.
- In a medium saucepan, heat oil and toss in the onions and carrots.
- Turn up the heat and crumble the lamb into the pan.
- Add the tomato purée and Worcestershire sauce.
- Pour beef stock over mixture in the pan.
- Cover and cook for 40 minutes.
- Boil the potatoes for about 10 minutes. Drain and add the milk, butter and egg yolk.
- Season with salt and pepper to your taste.
- Proceed to mash all of ingredients.
Place the mince mixture into the ovenproof dish and top with mashed potatoes. The shepherd’s pie is now ready to be baked for 20 – 25 minutes. Allow it to rest for 5 minutes before serving!