Since I have been living in Texas, I have been experimenting with all of my favourite English recipes and making them more texas-ified! Like with many of my good old favourites, my husband has tried my original 'British shepherds pie' and very much prefers this one! This is a great easy and wallet friendly recipe to make, and can be kept in the frige when cool and eaten cold / warmed up in the microwave the next day.
- 453.59 g lean ground lamb or 453.59 g lean ground beef
- 297.66 g can condensed vegetable beef soup (I use WalMart's own brand)
- 396.89 g can chopped tomatoes
- 236.59 ml sliced mushrooms
- 236.59 ml of chopped onion (can use frozen)
- 236.59 ml frozen peas
- Worcestershire sauce
- A.1. Original Sauce
- 354.88 ml of finely shredded Mexican blend cheese (or similar)
- 255.14 g of 'simply potatoes' southwest-style hash browns (or similar)
- 236.59 ml milk
- 1 beaten egg
- Brown meat and onions in a dry frying pan on high heat. Meat will cook in its own juices, so do not add oil. When cooked, drain.
- Tip back into frying pan and add tomatoes, soup, mushrooms and peas.
- Add one can full of water and stir.
- Add Worcestershire Sauce and A1 Steak Sauce to taste. (Use approx 2 tbsp of Worcestershire Sauce as a guideline, and 1 tsp of A1, but you will know when it tastes right!).
- Cook on a high heat until bubbling, then cover and reduce heat.
- Simmer for 10 - 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- In the meantime add cheese and milk together in a bowl. Add beaten egg and stir until well mixed. Set aside.
- When Meat mixture has condensed down and thickened slightly, remove from heat.
- Spoon mixture into a 9x13-inch oven pan with a slotted spoon, draining off excess 'juice' if necessary.
- Pan should be 1/2 to 3/4 full.
- Add packaged hash brown mix on top of the meat mixture, pressing down to compact.
- Pour egg, milk and cheese mixture (above) on top of the hash browns, and bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes, or until hash browns have browned to a nice crispy golden colour.
- During the last few minutes of cooking, you can add extra shredded cheese to the top of the pie, and broil for a few minutes to melt.
- This recipe tastes great when served with HP sauce (which is a spicy English sauce). My husband also enjoys it with ketchup, however neither of these are necessary, and this is simply a serving suggestion! Enjoy!