16.3.12

Shepherd's /Cottage Pie


Ingredients;
For the mince;
Beef/Lamb-1/2kg,minced
Onion-1,medium,chopped
Garlic-2 cloves,chopped
Green peas-1/2cup
Carrot,-1grated
Thyme-1sprig,chopped
Rosemary-1sprig
Worcestershire sauce-2tbsp
Chilli paste/powder-1tsp
Tomato-1,medium,finely chopped or tomato paste-2tbsp
Red wine-1/2cup
Beef stock/water-1/2cup
Pepper powder-1/2tsp
Plain flour-1tbsp(optional)
Salt as per taste
For the mash:
Potatoes-4,large,peeled and cubed
Egg-1
Parmesan cheese-1/2cup
Butter-50gms
Crushed pepper-1/2tsp
Salt as per taste



In a saucepan boil water with 1 tsp salt and let the potatoes cook.Meanwhile heat oil in a pan.Add the garlic to it.When the flavours have infused into the oil add the onion with some salt.Saute till half cooked.Add the minced beef.Brown the meat well.Add the peas,carrot,rosemary and thyme.Stir fry it on a medium flame.Season with pepper and salt.Add in the worcestershire sauce and the chilli and tomato paste.Mix and add in the red wine,followed by stock.Close the lid and allow the mince to cook for 15mins.Add more water if required in between to avoid burning.When the meat is cooked allow the gravy to thicken.You may opt to add flour to thicken it fast(I did not do that).
Now mash the potatoes to a smooth form.Add in the butter,parmesan cheese,egg,pepper and salt.Mix it well.Take a casserole and add in the mince.Top it up with creamy layer of mashed potatoes.Draw streaks on the mash with a fork.Allow to cook in the oven for 15 to 20 mins,until the top turns golden coloured.
Serve!!!!!!!!!!!



*I used red potatoes cos it cook faster
*Parmesan is a must to get a very  flavourful mash
*Serve with veggies of your choice

3 comments:

Aarthi said...

this pie look mouthwatering

Teena Mary said...

Loved this recipe! I'm sure it would have tasted great too!!!

Only Fish Recipes said...

loved this recipe.....thanks for sharing :-)