Shepards Pie Using Ras El Hanout

Shepards pie is comfort food made with lamb mince. This is perfect for a cold or rainy night, and a great meal for children. It is a good way to get vegetables into a meal, and you can omit the spices if you want to. However, I think they add to the flavour of the dish.

Shepards Pie
Shepards Pie
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Shepards Pie

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  • 15 mls olive oil
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 cm root ginger finely sliced
  • 5 mls ras el hanout or mixed spice
  • 250 g lamb mince
  • 2 to matoes grated
  • 1 carrot grated
  • 125 g mushrooms sliced
  • 3 potatoes cut into quarters
  • 15 g butter
  • 125 mls frozen peas
  • 30 mls crème fraîche


  • Preheat the oven to 180° Celsius
  • heat the olive oil in a frying pan
  • sauté the onions
  • add the garlic, ginger, ras el hanout and cook until you can smell the spices
  • add the mince and brown
  • add the tomatoes, carrot and mushrooms
  • season and cook until the mushrooms are soft
  • set aside to cool
  • while you are doing this steam your potatoes
  • when soft melt some butter in a pot and put the potatoes through a ricer
  • purée the peas and add to the potatoes with the crème fraîche
  • season
  • add the mince to an oven proof dish
  • spoon or pipe on the potato and pea mixture
  • bake for 20 minutes

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12 thoughts on “Shepards Pie Using Ras El Hanout

    1. I suppose this is a good way of occupying your non sleeping time #cooking BTW, this was made the night you made cottage pie – I am so far behind in posting my recipes 🙂

  1. Oooh yummy – do you know that i have neither tasted nor – well, i guess it stands to reason – made a Shepherds Pie. I am def gonna give this one a go!!! Tandy could i please get the badge for the bloggers conference 2011 ….. I would still like to get there and WILL if that other thing doesnt happen! xxxxx

  2. Aah yes, such comfort food. We also do a potato and carrot combo for the top. On occasion we have also spread a tin of baked beans between the meat and potato layer. I love the idea of the peas with the spuds.
    🙂 Mandy

  3. Shepherd’s Pie is my favorite Easter dish. I find it perfect for celebrating. Mmmm… I feel like having some! 🙂

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