Shepherds Pie Recipe
Moroccan Shepherds Pie a delicious alternative to the traditional shepherd’s pie. If you would prefer a vegetarian option simply replace the minced lamb with quorn mince.
Moroccan Shepherds Pie Recipe – Ingredients
• 2 pounds peeled sweet potatoes, cut in 1-inch cubes
• 1/3 cup low-fat sour cream
• 1/3 cup chopped scallions
• Salt and pepper to taste
• 2 pounds ground lamb
• 1 teaspoon ground cumin
• 1 teaspoon ground coriander
• 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 2 teaspoons salt
• 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
• 2 teaspoons olive oil
• 1 cup finely minced yellow onion
• 1 tablespoon minced garlic
• 1 cup chopped parsley
• 1 cup petite peas, thawed if frozen
• 1 cup diced carrots, thawed if frozen
• 1/2 cup dried raisins or cranberries
• 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
• 1 large egg, beaten
Put the potatoes into a medium sized saucepan and cover with water. Bring to the boil on a high heat and cook for 20 minutes or until supple. Drain and then place the potatoes back into the saucepan and mash them up. Add some sour cream to the potatoes and beat them with a wooden spoon to mix them together. Fold in the scallions. Add salt and pepper to taste, place lid on pan and leave to the side.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray. Put the lamb into a ample mixing bowl and add the cumin, salt and pepper, cinnamon and coriander and mix until well blended. Then take the lamb and place into a non stick frying pan, cook on a medium-high heat, stirring every so often with a wooden spoon to break the lamb apart unit its brown for about 10 minutes. Place the lamb into a big bowl. Add oil to the frying pan to where the lamb is cooked. Mix in the onions and then cook until softened for about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant for about 30 seconds. Fold in the parsley carrots and the peas and cook for another 5 minutes. Remove from heat; mix in the vinegar Aswell as the cranberries. Add the onion mixture to the lamb. Add salt and pepper to give taste. Also add the egg and mix with a wooden spoon to incorporate.
Put the lamb filling into a casserole dish and then spoon the potato topping over the filling. Spray the top with a nonstick cooking spray. Heat for 45 minutes or until the potatoes start to brown. Leave to side for 10 minutes before serving.
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