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Shepherd’s pies with sweet potato mash

Published: December 19, 2014 at 2:30 pm
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • serves 4

Piri-piri is a spicy Portugese marinade made from chilli, lime juice and spices. It works with meat, fish or here with juicy chicken thighs. Serve with a crunchy, herby cabbage and carrot coleslaw.

Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal439
fat14.3g
saturates0g
carbs52.2g
sugars0g
fibre7.1g
protein25.4g
salt1.04g
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Ingredients

  • 400g lean lamb mince
  • 2 onions, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 sticks celery, diced
  • 3 sprigs rosemary, needles finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • a glass red wine
  • 400ml lamb stock
  • 750g sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 25g butter
  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat a non-stick pan and dry fry the lamb until browned (there should be enough fat from the lamb). Add the onions, carrots, celery and half the rosemary and stir. Reduce the heat and cook with a lid on for 5 mins.

  • STEP 2

    Sprinkle in the flour and stir well. Add the wine and stock, season, then bring to a simmer. Simmer for 20 minutes. Meanwhile boil or steam the sweet potato until tender.

  • STEP 3

    Heat the oven to 200c/fan 180c/gas 6. Melt the butter in a small pan, add the chilli, garlic and the rest of the rosemary and sizzle for a couple of minutes. Drain the potatoes, then mash with the flavoured butter.

  • STEP 4

    Divide the lamb mixture between 4 ovenproof dishes. Top with the mash. Cook for 20-30 minutes until the pies are bubbling.

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