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Shepherd Pie
  • large brown onion, grated
  • clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 300g lean beef or lamb mince
  • 1 teaspoon dried mixed herbs
  • 1/2 can (200g) tomatoes, crushed
  • 1 zucchini, grated
  • 1 cup mixed vegetables (eg. frozen peas, carrot and corn)
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup beef stock (1/4 teaspoon powdered beef stock and 1/2 cup hot water)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil used for greasing baking dish
  • 300g potato, peeled and chopped into chunks
  • 30ml reduced-fat milk
  • 100g reduced-fat cheddar cheese, grated
  • parsley, for garnish (optional)
  1. Heat olive oil in medium-sized pan, add onion and garlic, gently frying for a few minutes over a low-medium heat.
  2. Add mince, frying until brown.
  3. Add herbs, tomatoes, vegetables, beef stock and tomato paste.
  4. Simmer over low heat for 20-25 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile add potatoes to new saucepan covering with water, bring to boil, cook for 15-20 minutes until soft.
  6. Drain water from potatoes, mash with milk.
  7. Spoon meat and vegetable sauce into greased baking dish.
  8. Spread mashed potatoes on top of meat and vegetable sauce.
  9. Sprinkle with cheese, bake at 180° for 20 minutes until lightly browned and food in the centre of the dish is hot.
  10. Serve garnished with chopped fresh parsley.


  • Add a can of lentils to extend the dish or replace meat for a vegetarian option

Storage Suggestions

  • Can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. May be frozen for up to 3 months.
  • Alternatively, use an oven-proof dish that can be stored in freezer for use at a later date. Thaw out overnight in the refrigerator and reheat for about 45 minutes in a 150ºC oven.

Equipment List

  • 2 Medium-sized pan
  • Chopping board
  • Large knife
  • Spoon
  • Baking Dish
  • Potato Masher
  • Grater
  • Small measuring jug

Nutrition Information

437g Quantity per serving Quantity per 100g
Energy 1670kJ 382kJ
Protein 27.5g 6.3g
Fat, total 20.5g 4.7g
— Saturated 8.0g 1.8g
Carbohydrate 22.5g 5.2g
— Sugars 8.7g 2.0g
Fibre 6.4g 1.5g
Sodium 497mg 114mg