Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

I prefer pork with this however this is the "English way" according to my X-mother-in-law.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel and boil spuds like you would for mashed.
  2. Peel and finely chop onion.
  3. Heat oil in a large frying pan and add onion.
  4. Cook for 8-10 minutes.
  5. Peel and mince garlic, add to pan along with lamb.
  6. Cook for 5 minutes stirring often.
  7. Mash spuds with butter and milk.
  8. Season to taste.
  9. Cover the bottom of an casserole dish with half of the mashed potato, then meat then spread or pipe on the remaining spuds.
  10. Grate cheese, dot with butter and bake for 15 minutes at 425* or until the top is well browned.


Most Helpful

This turned out very good. It was a nice way to use up my leftover lamb. My husband 'loved' it, he went back for 3rds and he never does that! I noticed the measurements on the recipe are a little odd. 3 tsp of oil is 1 tbsp. 2 oz of butter is 1/4 cup or half of a cube. 1/4 pint of milk is a 1/2 cup. This may help future cooks who make this. I boiled my potatoes, drained them and mashed them in the pot with the other potato ingredients. In addition to the listed ingredients, I used 4 tbsp half and half, 1/4 cup sour cream, 2 tsp garlic salt, 1 tsp pepper & 1 tsp dried tarragon (I think I'd half that next time). I topped it with sharp cheddar. Thanks for the recipe.

Engrossed December 09, 2006

This was excellent, although different than what we are used to in Shepards Pie. I used left over lamb roast and just couldn't help myself, had to add some thinly sliced carrots to saute with the onions and garlic and at the end I added half a cup of frozen peas. Added the veggies mainly because I was lazy and didn't feel like cooking separate veggies. It was kinda like a mashed potato sandwich, with the potatoes on the bottom too. We didn't even miss the gravy and loved the cheese on top, I used half parmesan and half sharp cheddar. We enjoyed it very much and will probably make it again. Thanks Di for sharing a good one.

Derf October 26, 2004

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