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Shepherd’s Pie with Peas

Chef: Birds Eye
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 70 mins
Shepherd’s Pie with Peas
A classic recipe, perfect for the whole family to enjoy. Shepherd’s Pie is so easy to make and hits the spot as the days grow shorter.
 

2 tbsp olive oil

1 red onion, peeled and roughly chopped

2 carrots, peeled and chopped

2 sticks of celery, leaves and ends removed, chopped (optional)

2 cloves of garlic, peeled and chopped

A small bunch of fresh rosemary, leaves chopped, stalks discarded

500g good-quality minced lamb

1 x 400g tin of chopped tomatoes

250ml vegetable stock

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1.5kg potatoes

100ml semi-skimmed milk

Large knob of butter

400g Birds Eye, Field Fresh Garden Peas

Preheat the oven to 190°C / 375°F / Gas mark 5.

Heat a large pan on a medium heat then add one tablespoon of the olive oil, onion, carrots, celery (optional), garlic and most of the rosemary leaves.

Cook until softened stirring occasionally, about ten minutes.

Turn the heat up, add the lamb mince, and brown for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Use a spoon to drain away any excess liquid from the browned meat in the pan, and then tip in the tinned tomatoes.

Pour in the stock, season with a good pinch of salt and pepper and stir well, bringing it to the boil.

Reduce to a low heat, put the lid on slightly ajar, and simmer for 20-25 mins.

Peel the potatoes, cut them into halves and quarters depending on their size, and put them into a pan of salted, boiling water.

Boil for about 10 minutes or until tender. Pierce them with a knife to check that they are soft all the way through.

Drain in a colander and return them to the pan.

Add the milk, butter and a pinch of salt and pepper and mash until smooth and creamy.

Transfer the lamb mixture to a large ovenproof baking dish.

Layer the frozen peas on top of the lamb then spoon over the mash evenly over and drizzle with one tablespoon of olive oil.

Cook in the oven for 25 minutes or until golden and bubbling.

Serves
4

Preparation Time
15 minutes

Cooking Time
70 minutes

Main ingredients
Lamb

Recipe Type
Family Dinners

Level of Difficulty
Easy

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