Thursday, August 9, 2007

Another Shepherd's pie

I found this recipe from Recipes+ magazine (july,august 2007), the original name is vegie shepherd's pie, although i don't have beef mince, i used chicken mince ( my hubby said this is good creation & delicious "P) .
Another Shepherd's pie
(serves 4)
  • 1 table spoon olive or canola oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 stick celery,finely chopped
  • 1 cup broccoli, cut in small pieces
  • 500 gr lean beef mince(i used chicken mince)
  • 1 table spoon plain flour
  • 500 gr jar tomato pasta sauce
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup sweet corn kernels (canned or frozen)
  • 500 gr potatoes, peeled, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup low-fat milk, warmed
  • 1-2 tablespoon chopped parsley


  1. Heat oil in large frying pan over moderate heat. Add onion, carrot, celery and broccoli. Cook and stir for 5 minutes. Increase heat: add mince and, using a fork to break up lumps, cook until brown. Sprinkle with the flour. Cook and stir constantly for 1 minute.
  2. Stir in pasta sauce, reduce heat, simmer 15 minutes. Add peas and corn: simmer for 5 minutes. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.
  3. Meanwhile, cook potatoes in boiling water for 10 minutes or until tender. Drain: return to pan. Mash with warm milk until smooth. Season to taste and stir in parsley.
  4. Spoon beef mixture into any ramekins. Top with mash and roughen the surface with the fork.

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