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Slow cooker shepherd's pie

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  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Slow-cook shepherd's pie and you'll be rewarded with succulent mince. This recipe is also low-fat and low-calorie with three of your five-a-day

  • Healthy
Nutrition: Per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
low inkcal438
low infat10g
saturates4g
carbs57g
sugars12g
fibre11g
protein23g
salt0.39g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3-4 thyme sprigs
  • 2 carrots, finely diced
  • 250g lean (10%) mince lamb or beef
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 400g can lentils, or white beans
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

For the topping

  • 650g potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 250g sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 2 tbsp half-fat crème fraîche

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat the slow cooker if necessary. Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Tip the onions and thyme sprigs and fry for 2-3 mins. Then add the carrots and fry together, stirring occasionally until the vegetables start to brown. Stir in the mince and fry for 1-2 mins until no longer pink. Stir in the flour then cook for another 1-2 mins. Stir in the tomato purée and lentils and season with pepper and the Worcestershire sauce, adding a splash of water if you think the mixture is too dry. Scrape everything into the slow cooker.

  • STEP 2

    Meanwhile cook both lots of potatoes in simmering water for 12-13 minutes or until they are cooked through. Drain well and then mash with the crème fraîche. Spoon this on top of the mince mixture and cook on Low for 5 hours - the mixture should be bubbling at the sides when it is ready. Crisp up the potato topping under the grill if you like.

Goes well with

Recipe from Good Food books, September 2017

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A star rating of 4 out of 5.31 ratings
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