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 baked beans
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée/tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp fresh mint, chopped
  • 12 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 4 tbsp cheddar cheese, grated
  • Equipment
  • 4 × individual serving ovenproof dishes
  1. Method
  2. Add the potatoes to a pan of boiling salted water and simmer for 25 minutes.
  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 stir in the baked beans, tomato purée/tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce and mint. Season. Reduce the heat to low and cook, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Divide between the 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.
  9. Place under the grill/broiler and cook for about 6–8 minutes until golden and bubbling.
  10. Individual Shepherd's Pie
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