Laura O'connell's Beef and Bacon Shepherd's Pie

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READY IN: 1hr 45mins
SERVES: 8
YIELD: 1 pie
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • THE BEEF & BACON.
  • Sauté the onion and garlic on a low heat until cooked.
  • Add bacon and fry (turn up to a medium heat to lightly cook bacon),.
  • Remove all ingredients from the pan,.
  • Add the mince to the empty pan; cook until browned and liquid has reduced.
  • Add the onion, garlic and diced bacon into the pan with the mince. Add the grated carrot, grated potato, mixed herbs, parsley, beef stock with Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper.
  • Add water; mix well and then cook on low heat until liquid has reduced by half.
  • Add cornflour and water until sauce thickens. Remove from pan and cool.
  • THE POTATO MASH: Cook potatoes and heat milk. Mash all together when potatoes are cooked and nearly falling apart.
  • THE PIE:
  • Grease a large semi deep (about 10 - 12 cm deep) baking tray and line with puff pastry . Place beef and bacon mixture (once cool) in tray lined with pastry.
  • Cook in oven on 180°C until pastry is lightly browned. Remove from oven.
  • Place the potato mash over the mince; smooth out and sprinkle with grated tasty cheese to satisfaction.
  • Heat oven to 220°C Place on middle shelf and bake for approximately 20 - 30 minutes.
  • Allow to sit for 5 minutes and then it's ready to be portioned, served and enjoyed.
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