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I tried CountryLady's Easy Shepherd's Pie with a few more changes the second time I made it. I had the dill butter that I used for Kree's Corn recipe that I added to the potato mixture. It came out so well that DH has told me to post the recipe. This is dedicated to CountryLady whose Easy Shepherd's Pie inspired this recipe.
- 400 g minced beef or 400 g mutton
- 1 teaspoon oil
- 1 (200 g) packet tomato soup mix
- 2 onions, chopped
- 1 teaspoon minced ginger
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1⁄2 teaspoon garam masala powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cumin powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon coriander powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon turmeric powder
- salt and pepper
- 1⁄2 teaspoon oregano
- 1 leek, chopped
- 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
- 6 medium potatoes, boiled and mashed
- 1 -2 tablespoon butter
- 1 -2 tablespoon cheese spread (optional)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dill
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- Heat the oil in a pan add the onions, the minced ginger and garlic, spices, seasoning and the oregano.
- Fry for a few minutes and add the mince.
- Fry till browned.
- Now add the tomato soup and mix well.
- Till the meat is almost cooked.
- Add the chopped vegetables and cook till meat is done.
- In the meanwhile, boil the potatoes, mash them and mix the butter, cheese, garlic and dill into them.
- Place the meat mixture in an oven-proof dish, and top with the mashed potato mixture.
- Bake in a 180C oven for 45 minutes.
Very good recipe, very much enjoyed by my family. I made it according to recipe, altho I had no cheesespread for the potatoes so I added some creamcheese instead and sprinkled it with parmesan and cayenne powder. (Oh, no leeks either, I used some celery instead, about 2 sticks, and pre-steamed the veggies before adding them to the meat mixture.)
Question: there is no stock or liquid in this recipe. I added as much water (I think stock is going to make it way too salty) as I felt needed to make a thick and juicy meat sauce. Should I have prepared the tomato soup powder as per the package, with water, before adding? the directions are not clear on this point. Anyway, it works out well adding water separately, but I'm pretty sure you do need to add the liquid.
Thank you, this was really good and a definite keeper, thanks for sharing.