Winter Food - Shepherds Pie April 25 2015

As the temperatures drop in Melbourne there is one sure recipe I always turn to - Shepherds Pie. You can pretty much throw anything in there and top it with mash then pop it in the oven.

Here is my recipe but you can replace the mince for lentils or tofu to vegetarianise it.


500g pork and beef mince

2 carrots grated

1 zucchini grated

3 sticks celery chopped fine

1 onion or leek chopped fine

1 kg dutch cream potatoes

barbeque sauce, soy sauce, butter, milk, salt, pepper, cornflour


Brown mince then add all vegies and gently saute until cooked through. Add sauces to taste. Add cornflour (mix 1 tsp into a small amount of warm water first). Cook potatoes through and mash with butter, milk, s&p.

Spread meat mixture into the base of a baking dish and spoon potato on top. Pop in the oven for 20-30 mins and then grill for 5 mins to brown the top.

Cool and eat!