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

Shepards Pie
  • 15mls olive oil
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1cm root ginger, finely sliced
  • 5mls ras el hanout (or mixed spice)
  • 250g lamb mince
  • 2 tomatoes, grated
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 125g mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 potatoes, cut into quarters
  • 15g butter
  • 125mls frozen peas
  • 30mls crème fraîche
  1. Preheat the oven to 180° Celsius
  2. heat the olive oil in a frying pan
  3. sauté the onions
  4. add the garlic, ginger, ras el hanout and cook until you can smell the spices
  5. add the mince and brown
  6. add the tomatoes, carrot and mushrooms
  7. season and cook until the mushrooms are soft
  8. set aside to cool
  9. while you are doing this steam your potatoes
  10. when soft melt some butter in a pot and put the potatoes through a ricer
  11. purée the peas and add to the potatoes with the crème fraîche
  12. season
  13. add the mince to an oven proof dish
  14. spoon or pipe on the potato and pea mixture
  15. bake for 20 minutes

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12 thoughts on “Shepards Pie Using Ras El Hanout”

  1. 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

  2. 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

    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 🙂

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