Spiced Shepherds Pie

Ingredients: Mince

Lamb mince – 500g
Onion (chopped) – 1
Carrot (grated) – 1
Frozen peas – 200g
Smoked Paprika
All Spice
Black pepper – to taste
Garlic – 4 cloves
Vegetable stock cubes (OXO) – 2
Water (boiling) – 200ml
Tomato paste – 100g
Balsamic vinegar (or red wine) – 4tbsp

Ingredients: Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes – 4
Butter – 90ml
Milk – 90ml
Eggs – 3


Pre heat the over to 180 C Degrees Fan.

Fry lamb mince on high heat until browned. Add the onion, carrot, and peas. Sprinkle with the spices. Fry until cooked (10 minutes should be enough).

Dissolve the vegetable stock cubes in the boiling water, add tomato paste, balsamic vinegar. Pour this mixture into the lamb mince.

Make the mashed sweet potatoes. Pierce each sweet potato and microwave until cooked (5 mins each). Scoop out the flesh from the peel. Place the flesh into a large sauce pan ready for mashing. Add butter, milk and eggs to the pan. Mash it all together usung a puree stick blender.

Spread the mince into the base of a large deep rectangle baking dish. Place the mashed sweet potatoes on top. Bake in the oven for 25 mins.