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Shepherds Pie


A tasty, traditional dish that's simple to do & full of flavour.

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  • 1 Large Onion -chopped finely
  • 1oz Margarine
  • 1oz Plain Flour (1 heaped tablespoon)
  • 1/2 pint Stock or Water
  • 1 lb Cold Cooked Lamb
  • 1 rounded teaspoon Meat or Vegetable Extract - optional
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Topping
  • 1lb Freshly Cooked Potatoes
  • 1oz Margarine
  • 2 tablespoons Milk
  • Salt & Pepper


servings 4
Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 15mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Pre-heat oven to Gas Mark 6 : 400F/204C - shelf on third runner from top

Step 2

Have ready a medium-sized pie dish. Heat the margarine in a saucepan & fry the onion over a low heat until cooked

Step 3

Add the flour & stir over a low heat until beginning to brown. Remove from the heat & gradually stir in the stock or water. Return to the heat; bring to the boil & cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring all the time.

Step 4

Stir in the cooked lamb. Add the meat or vegetable extract, if using, & season to taste. Put in the pie/casserole dish.

Step 5

Mash the potato with the margarine & seasoning, beating until smooth. Carefully spread the prepared potato over the lamb & mark the top with a fork.
Bake in the pre-heated oven for 25-35 minutes.

Step 6

Serve with fresh vegetables or baked beans.

At the end of step 3, try using a whisk when stirring, it should help to break down any lumps of flour that may occur & give you a smooth gravy.

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