Shepherd’s Pie with Mint Sauce

Shepherd's Pie with Mint Sauce

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This traditional Shepherd's Pie is made with lamb, mixed vegetables, potatoes, carrots, peas and mint sauce. It's a great way to use up leftover lamb or beef.
Servings: 6
Calories: 965
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 40 minutes


  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 2 carrots chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 celery stick chopped
  • 2 lb minced lamb
  • 14 oz large flat mushrooms chopped
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 5 floz red wine
  • 14 oz can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp mint sauce

for the mash

  • 3 lb floury potatoes peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 5 oz butter
  • 5 floz warm milk
  • 4 tbsp chopped fresh chives
  • 3 oz cheddar grated


  • Heat the oil in a pan.Add the onions, carrots,garlic and celery. Fry for 10 minutes or until soft. Add the lamb and separate using a fork. Cook over a high heat for 10 minutes or until the mince is browned and there is a little liquid left.Add the mushrooms and cook for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Add the flour and cook for 1 minute, then add the wine and tomatoes. Season, bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 50 minutes, or until tender. Uncover and cook for a further 5 to 10 minutes, if necessary, to bubble away any excess liquid. Add the mint sauce.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the mash. Put the potatoes in a pan of cold, salted water. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes or until soft. Drain, return to the pan and heat for 1 minute to dry them off. Mash well, then beat in the butter, milk and chives. Season well.
  • Put the mince in individual ovenproof dishes and top with the mash. Roughen the surface with a fork and sprinkle with the cheese. Grill for 3 minutes, or until the tops are golden. Alternatively, brown in the oven at 190°C/170°C fan oven/Gas Mark 5 for 20 to 25 minutes. If cooking from cool room temperature, allow an extra 10 minutes in the oven.
Calories: 965 kcal
Carbohydrates: 54 g
Protein: 38 g
Fat: 65g
Saturated Fat: 32 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 179 mg
Sodium: 653 mg
Potassium: 1841 mg
Fiber: 8 g
Sugar: 9 g
Vitamin A: 4342 IU
Vitamin C: 58 mg
Calcium: 232 mg
Iron: 6 mg
Cuisine British
Ingredients Lamb, Minced Lamb
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