The other benefit of this recipe is you can assemble the Shepherd's pie the night before you are going to eat it. Then when it's close to dinner time remove it from the fridge, pop it in the oven and you're ready to go! Minced meat can also be stored in the freezer for the next time you are ready to use it.
Side Note: Shepherd's pie is traditionally made with ground lamb. When it's made with beef it is referred to as Cottage Pie. But for me, this recipe is Shepherd's Pie.
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 1 lb ground turkey
- 1 lb ground lean beef
- 1 can diced plum tomatoes
- 1/2 oxo beef stock cube
- sprinkling of herbes de provence
To Make the Shepherd's Pie
minced meat (as above)
Place minced meat in a round casserole dish*. Top with mashed potatoes (amount depends on size of casserole dish) using a fork to make designs in the top of the potatoes. Bake in oven at 350F until top is golden and crispy and liquid around meat is bubbling (approximately 30 min). Enjoy!
*If you want more veggies in your shepherd's pie you can mix the minced meat with peas and diced carrots before placing it in the casserole dish.