Individual Shepherd's Pie
 
 
Prepares: 4 servings
  • Preparation time: 30 minutes
  • Cooking time: 40 minutes
  • Ingredients
  • 900g (2 lb) potatoes, peeled and cut into even sized chunks (about 6 medium)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 450g (1 lb) lamb mince/ground lamb
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 300ml (10 fl oz) lamb or beef stock (1¼ cups)
  • 415g tin (398ml can) baked beans
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée/paste
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp fresh mint, chopped
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • knob of butter
  • a little milk
  • 12 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 55g (2 oz) cheddar cheese, grated (½ cup)
  • You will also need 4 individual serving ovenproof dishes for this recipe
  1. Method
  2. Add the potatoes to a pan of boiling salted water and simmer for 20 minutes or until tender.
  3. Meanwhile heat the oil in a frying pan/skillet, then add the lamb and brown over a medium heat, about 5 minutes.
  4. Reduce the heat a little and stir through the flour, then add the stock, stirring until it thickens, about 2 minutes.
  5. Next, add the baked beans, tomato purée/paste, Worcestershire sauce and mint. Season. Reduce the heat to low and cook, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Divide amongst the four dishes.
  6. Preheat the grill/broiler while finishing the pies.
  7. Drain the potatoes once they are tender, then mash adding a good knob of butter and just enough milk to produce a creamy mash. Spread the mash evenly over the meat mixture.
  8. Place six tomato halves, cut sides up, on top of each pie, pressing them down a little into the mash.Then sprinkle the cheese over top.
  9. Put the dishes on a heavy-based baking sheet, place under the grill/broiler and cook for about 6–8 minutes until the tops are golden and juices are bubbling round the edges.
  10. Individual Shepherd's Pie
Recipe by Recipes to Remember at http://www.recipes-to-remember.com/dinners/individual-shepherds-pie/