Mini Shepherd's Pies

HERE S something tasty for the family and a credit crunch beater to boot – mini shepherd s pies using New Zealand lamb. Preparation time: 20 minutesCooking time: 1 hour Serves: 2 Ingredients: 225g/8oz New Zealand Lamb mince 1 small onion, chopped 200g

HERE'S something tasty for the family and a credit crunch beater to boot - mini shepherd's pies using New Zealand lamb.

Preparation time: 20 minutesCooking time: 1 hour

Serves: 2

Ingredients:


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225g/8oz New Zealand Lamb mince

1 small onion, chopped

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200g can tomatoes

5ml/1tsp tomato puree

1 clove garlic crushed

5ml/1tspdried mixed herbs

220g can baked beans

225g/8oz potatoes, roughly chopped

175-225g/6-8oz parsnips, roughly chopped

60ml/4tbsp butter

salt and freshly ground pepper

Pre heat oven to 190�C/375�F/Gas Mark 5

Dry fry the mince and onion until brown. Add in the canned tomatoes, tomato puree, garlic and mixed herbs and bring the mixture to the boil. Season well, reduce the heat and simmer the meat for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally until cooked. Stir in the baked beans and divide the base between two individual pie dishes.

Meanwhile cook the potatoes and parsnips together in boiling salted water for 20 -30 minutes until soft and then drain. Mash them until smooth, stir in the butter, check for seasoning then spread the mixture on top of the pies. Sprinkle with sesame seeds (or as an alternative kettle chips) then bake for 15 - 20 minutes until golden brown and heated through.

Cook's tips! Frozen mince can be dry fried from frozen

For lots more great recipe ideas visit www.nzlambrecipes.info

For more information/images call the New Zealand Lamb press office on 020 7432 0788 or

email chloe@bright-consultancy.co.uk

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