Shepherd’s Pie/Cottage Pie | How to make Shepherd’s Pie/Cottage Pie

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Shepherd’s Pie/Cottage Pie is a delicious and yummilicious dish which is one of the popular dish of British. Shepherd’s Pie/Cottage Pie is an easy yet mouthwatering recipe for you to enjoy. It is a great alternative when you want something really perfect to eat. Restaurant style Shepherd’s Pie/Cottage Pie is liked by everyone and is easily available at almost every restaurant. You can also call it as a quick and easy recipe which you can make at your home. The preparation time of this recipe is few minute and it takes 60 minute to cook it properly. It is an amazing dish which is liked by the people of every region. By the help of this recipe you can definitely know how to make a perfect Shepherd’s Pie/Cottage Pie. It is an amazing dish which is perfectly appropriate for any occasion. Shepherd’s Pie/Cottage Pie is delicious as well as healthy dish because it contains large amount of health benefiting nutrients. It is a perfect dish to prepare for the beginners. Cooking Shepherd’s Pie/Cottage Pie is an art and while preparing this dish you can feel the aroma of this delicious Shepherd’s Pie/Cottage Pie. Surprise your family and friends by preparing this hotel style Shepherd’s Pie/Cottage Pie at your home.

  • Prep Time0mins
  • Cook Time60mins
  • Serves4People
Shepherd’s Pie/Cottage Pie

Ingredients to make Shepherd’s Pie/Cottage Pie

  • 500 gm Lamb mince
  • 50 gm Butter
  • 1/3 cup full cream Milk
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 medium Onion diced
  • 1 Carrot diced
  • 1 stick Celery diced
  • 3 Cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp red wine Vinegar
  • 1 ½ tbsp plain Flour
  • 1 cup Stock
  • Black pepper to season
  • Salt to season
  • 1 tsp Garam masala
  • 500 gm Lamb mince
  • 750 gm Potatoes; peeled and quartered
  • 50 gm Butter
  • 1/3 cup full cream Milk
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 250 gm Pumpkin; peeled and diced
  • 1 medium Onion diced
  • 1 Carrot diced
  • 1 stick Celery diced
  • 3 Cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp red wine Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp plain Flour
  • 1 cup Stock
  • Black pepper to season
  • Salt to season
  • 1 tsp Garam masala

How to make Shepherd’s Pie/Cottage Pie

  1. Add little salt to water and boil potatoes until soft. Drain and peel the skin.
  2. Add potatoes to a saucepan; crumble into small pieces with help of ladle. To this add 2/3 of butter and mash until smooth. Add milk, salt and pepper and combine well. Set this aside.
  3. Start preparing lamb mixture by taking a heavy bottom pan and add oil it. When oil heats up add in onions, carrot and celery and pumpkin. Cook on medium heat for 8 minutes.
  4. To this add garlic and garam masala. Cook for another 2 minutes. Stir in by adding minced lamb meat on high flame for 2-3 minutes. On medium flame cook till lamb is almost done.
  5. Cook till liquid has completely reduced by adding vinegar. Add remaining butter and by continuously stirring slowly add flour.
  6. Pour in beef stock and scape browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Add little water, if the mixture looks too dry. Add in salt and pepper.
  7. In the meantime, preheat your oven at 180C. Transfer the cooked lamb into oven proof dish and top it with mashed potatoes. Spread evenly and drizzle slightly with oil, salt and pepper.
  8. Bake without veering with a lid for 30 minutes or till potato mash has nicely browned to form crust.

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