Please, we’re asking nicely: don’t substitute lamb mince for beef in a shepherd’s pie! It’s named after sheep shepherd for a reason. If you must experiment, do as we have here and get some creamy sweet potato topping on that bad boy - the flavour combination will blow your mind! All that’s left to do then is sneak is some green veg to this warming package and ta-da! Dinner is served.
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/ Serving 5 people
/ Serving 5 people
baby spinach leaves
Preheat the grill to 200°C/180°C fan-forced. Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil. To prepare ingredients, peel and cut sweet potato into 2 cm chunks, peel and crush garlic, peel and grate carrot, dice brown onion, trim grim beans and slice into 2 cm lengths, wash baby spinach.
Place the sweet potato in the boiling water. Cook for 10-15 minutes or until soft when pierced with a knife. Drain the sweet potato and return to the pot. Add the butter and season to taste with salt and pepper. Using a potato masher, mash until smooth. Set aside.
Meanwhile heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over a medium-high heat. Add the brown onion and cook for 5-6 minutes or until softened. Add the lamb mince and garlic to the pan, stirring regularly to break up any lumps, and cook for 4-5 minutes or until the mince has browned. Add in the plain flour, stir for 1-2 minutes.
Combine the beef stock cube and hot water in a jug or cup and then add to the beef mixture with the Worcestershire sauce and tomato paste. Bring the mixture to the boil and then immediately reduce to a simmer. Cook for a further 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the mixture thickens. Stir through the grated carrot and green beans and continue cooking for 5 minutes or until the vegetables have softened and the liquid has reduced. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Stir the baby spinach through the mince mixture and then pour it into the baking dish then spoon the sweet potato mash over the top. Place the baking dish under the grill and cook for 10-15 minutes or until the sweet potato browns slightly.
To serve, divide the sweet potato shepherd’s pie between plates.