Family Favourites: Mum’s Shepherds Pie

We were on cooking together and I wanted hubby to choose some dishes to make. This was one his mum (and mine) used to make all the time growing up.  I have adapted it only slightly to fit with both versions from both mums and what I had at time of cooking eg lactose free milk which normally be full cream milk.

Mums Shepherd Pie

Ingredients serves 2

250g Mince Beef

1/2 Onion Diced

1 clove Garlic Crushed

1/2 Cup of Each : Corn, Peas, Carrot, Zucchini diced, celery, green beans

1 beef stock cube (*Use bone broth if you have it)

1 cup water

1Tb Worcestershire sauce

1Tb Tomato Paste (Salt Reduced)

1TB Plain Flour

1Tb Tomato Sauce (salt reduced)

Instant Mash potato for the top: 

1/2 Packet Edgells Instant Mash

3TB Water Boiling Hot

2Tb Milk Lactose free.

(*Alternatively can use sweet potato then mash it)

Mix together with a fork


1Tb Grated Cheese



Place onion, garlic and mince in saucepan and cook for 2-3minutes to brown mince

then add remaining ingredients for the meat part. Cook until mince is cooked through

and vegetables are tender.

Evenly distribute mix between 2 ramekins

Make Instant mash by combining all the ingredients together for the mash

Divide in half and place half in dobs on top of the meat mixture

Sprinkle over the cheese

Grill for 5-6 minutes until cheese melts and browns top or place in

oven for 10minutes 180*c until it browns.

Enjoy on its own or with a green side salad