Monday, 29 July 2013

Kid-friendly recipe : Mini Shepherd's Pies

As I mentioned here, when I gave you the recipe for miniature hot dogs and hamburgers, I find that smaller versions of grown-up meals always go down well with the Madhouse Mini Testers, so I'll definitely have to give these kid-sized shepherd's pies a go. They'd be ideal for using up leftover spaghetti bolognese sauce and mashed potato too !

Mini Shepherd's Pies

Serves 6

Ingredients

2 tbsp olive oil
1 large onion finely chopped
450g minced lamb or chicken
200g carrots, peeled and chopped
150g frozen peas, cooked
1 tbsp tomato puree
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
350ml stock
700g potatoes, peeled and cut into small cubes
50g unsalted butter
2 tbsp milk
3 x packs of CHEDDS SHAPES to decorate


Pre-heat the oven to 180c/gas mark 6

Heat the oil in a large deep sided frying pan. Sauté the onion for 3 minutes. Add the mince and sauté for 5-6 minutes, breaking up the mince with a fork.

When all the water has evaporated add the carrots, peas, tomato puree, Worcestershire sauce and stock. Season. Cook for 30 minutes on a low simmer.

Meanwhile, boil the potatoes for 10-15 minutes, or until tender. Drain, return the cooked potatoes to an empty saucepan and mash with the butter and milk.

Divide the meat mixture between 6 ramekins. Top with the mash potato and put into the pre-heated oven for 15-20 minutes or until the top is golden and the pie cooked through.

Decorate the top of the shepherd’s pies with CHEDDS SHAPES.

Recipe provided by Chedds.

Other blogposts you may be interested in :

Clark's "100 Things To Do Before You're 10" : Making Iced Lollies

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