Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 onions, finely diced
  • 2 celery sticks, finely diced
  • 2 carrots, finely diced
  • 1 tsp soft fresh thyme leaves
  • 450g (1lb) lean minced lamb
  • 2 tsp plain flour
  • 1 tsp tomato purée
  • 1 tsp strong English or Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp (¾ pint) (2 cups) lamb or chicken stock (from a stock cube is fine)
  • For the cheesy mash

  • 1kg (2 ¼lb) potatoes, cut in chunks
  • 25g (1 oz) (2 tbsp) Kerrygold Pure Irish Salted Butter
  • 4 tbsp milk
  • 75g (3 oz) (¾ cup), grated Kerrygold Light Cheese
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Buttered peas, to serve

Directions

Hibernate through the winter with a classic dish that never gets old-fashioned. Double up the ingredients and freeze batches for a convenient supper, whenever you need it.
  1. Heat the oil in a large, heavy-based pan and then add the onions, celery, carrots, thyme and cook over a medium heat for about 10 minutes until the vegetables have softened and taken on a little colour, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add the lamb and cook until brown, breaking up any lumps with a wooden spoon. Stir in the flour with the tomato purée, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, then gradually add the stock and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat, simmer gently for about 1 hour and stir every now and again until the lamb is meltingly tender and tasty.  Transfer to a large baking dish and leave to cool.
  3. Now it’s time to make the shepherd’s pie. Preheat the oven to 190°C (375°F), Gas Mark 5. Place the potatoes in a large pan of boiling salted water and cook for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Drain well and then return to the heat for a couple of minutes to dry out completely. Mash up the spuds and then beat in the butter, milk and cheese to make a heavenly smooth mash. Cover the lamb mixture with an even layer of cheesy mashed potatoes. Bake for 30-40 minutes until bubbling and crispy golden brown.
  4. To serve, place the shepherd’s pie with cheesy mash directly on the table with a bowl of peas. Summon the clan and allow everyone to help themselves.

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