Sunday 4 February 2024

Shepherd's Pie


  • 500-600g mince
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 400g can of diced tomatoes
  • 1-2 tomatoes sliced
  • 3 tsp GF beef stock powder
  • Small quantity shredded cheese
  • Salt & pepper for seasoning
  • 1 heaped tsp of mixed herbs
  • GF cornflour as required to thicken mixture
  • 500-600g mashed potatoes


  1. Preheat oven to 250°C 
  2. In a large saucepan add the mince & diced onion, when cooked pour off any excess liquid, add the can of diced tomatoes & bring to the boil.
  3. Season with salt & pepper & add the mixed herbs.
  4. Simmer for a few minutes then thicken with cornflour.
  5. Pour contents of saucepan into a 30 cm pie dish.
  6. Spread mashed potatoes over the meat.
  7. Sprinkle cheese evenly over the mashed potatoes.
  8. Arrange the sliced tomatoes over the cheese.
  9. Place in oven - remove when brown all over.
Note: This recipe was adapted from a Shepherd's Pie recipe in one of  my mum's cookbooks: Marguerite Patten (1970) Fish, Meat, Poultry & Game, The Hamlyn Publishing Group Ltd, 618.