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Shepherds Pie


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English Shepherds Pie


11/2 lbs. Ground beef (alternatively you can use any left over meat, chopped finely.)
1 medium packet Frozen mixed vegetables, washed and thawed
1big Onion, chopped in small pieces
6 tsp. Gravy powder, to dilute on lukewarm water (1/2 cup)
2 tbsp. Tomato paste
or 4 pieces  Mashed of stewed can tomatoes
1tbsp.to make Dried herbs like parsley, basil, oregano, thyme and rosemary
1/ 4 tsp. Sea salt
1/ 4 tsp. Ground pepper
1/2 tsp. Sugar (brown if possible)
7-8 medium. Potatoes peeled and boiled and mashed
2 tsp. Butter, to mix doing mashed potatoes
1/2 cup Milk, to mix doing mashed potatoes


Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl except the mashed potatoes

To cook in the top burner:

You can cook this in a medium heated saucepan, sauté the onions in 2 tsp. oil, until nearly brown, followed by the meat, stir occasionally until brown.

Stir in the mixed vegetables, tomatoes, and simmer for 5 minutes and stir in the gravy liquid, stir  and cook for less than 3 minutes.

Pour in the cooked ingredients in a round dish proof oven, follow the same procedure to finish cooking in the oven.

To cook in the microwave:

Cook in microwave with lid for 22 minutes in high. (to stir at least once before it cook)

As it finished cooking in microwave, stuff mashed potatoes on top of bowl to look like a pie (flat and even)

Preheat oven at 300C for 5-8 minutes, and bake to 250C for 20-25 minutes in middle rack of oven.

Grill or Broil for 8-10 minutes to make the mashed potatoes crispy and brown and serve freshly cook

Serve 4-6 people.


Simple tip:

(I always serve this delicious dish, with French fries and I do prefer eating this way).



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