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    Posted: October 21 2008 at 11:26am
I need a recipe from you Australian mates for Shepards pie
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Right ! First Bludgeon a lean Shepard (preferably a young one ) ! No seriously!

     feeds 4 ginormous eaters ( F**KIN PIGS)
Normally feeds up to 8 with leftovers but not in my house!
about 2lbs of lean mince
1lb  mixed vegetables (frozen is  easiest for the simple ppl)
can or 2 of peeled tomatos ( u say tomatoe)
half a bottle of worcestershire ( black or hot or w/e u call it) Sauce
Half cook mince in Frypan then add tomatos vegies & Sauce till mince is cooked then turn to simmer to allow vegetables to cook

Whilst concoction is frying get ur better half ( or ball & chain ... trouble & strife) to peel around 4 to 6lbs of spuds ( potato) they will hate you for a week after if kids are available get them to peel spuds cos then u have a reasoning for them hating you!

Cook potatoes till soft but not soggy as this is easiest way to mash ( mash spuds using lots of butter or marg & about 1/4 cup of milk)

Preheat oven to 250-300F

Pour concoction into a 2.5d X 10w X 18L inch glass/Pirex dish spreading evenly then scrape mashed spud over top also spreading evenly add grated cheese to TOP!

Place dish into oven untill potato & cheese is golden brown!
Cook gets 1st serve coz if not there's none left when goes to get HER dinner!Star
   

    As a matter of intrest I got Tracey to come out & type that recipe out & Mate she's going off her Tit's at me !Censored Muttering about the next time somebody wants a recipe I can sit & type it out ! I had to sit & do all the Metric to imperial converstions to her to type in LOL

         Dave & Tracey ..........www.she'sagreatcook//butacrankybitch.com

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That looks good to me.

Here is a recipe I have plucked from my batchelors cook book. And you can convert it to your backwards measurements yourself, this is in metric.

Prep time 20 mins, cooking time 45 mins, serves 4.

30g butter
1 medium brown onion chopped finely
1 medium carrot chopped finely
4 cups (750g) chopped cooked lamb
1/4 cup (70g) tomato paste
1/4 cup (60g) tomato sauce
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 cups (500ml) beef stock
2 tablespoons plain flour
1/3 cup (80ml) water

Spud topping
5 medium spuds (1kg) chopped
60g butter, chopped
1/4 cup (60ml) milk.

1. Preheat oven to moderately hot, Oil shallow 2.5L (10 cup) capacity ovenproof dish

2. Make potato topping, it's mashed spuds, not too hard.

3. Meanwhile, heat butter in large saucepan; cook onion and carrot, stirring until tender. Add lamb; cook, stirring 2 minutes. Stir in paste, sauces and stock, then blended flour and water; stir over heat untill mixture boils and thickens. Pour mixture into prepared dish

4. Place heaped tablespoons of potato topping on lamb mixture. Bake, uncovered, in a moderately hot oven about 20 minutes or untill browned lightly and hot

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Wow both look good. I had an old recipe however it got lost some how. I will test both, I will eat about anything that falls between the F and D in Food. The main food critics are the children if they like it alls well. I looked on the web for a few but all looked the same so I figured it would be best to get a few tried and proven reicpes from you mates down under
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There's an English version of Shepherd's Pie I have that pretty much matches Hatchet's recipe.
But there is also a version using beef, not lamb, that was known as Cottage Pie.
 
The usual trick in Brit was to use mash to cover shepherd's pie, but use sliced potato to cover Cottage pie, (Makes it easy to tell 'em apart).
If you like the idea of the solced potato then follow the recipes above, but when it comes to the topping.
Peel & slice enough potatoes to double-layer cover the baking dish.
Slces should be about 1/4" thick.
quick-fry in frying pan till about 2/3rd done.
arrange over meat & veggies in baking dish, baste with butter/oil and cook as for the other recipes above.
 
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