• prep: 15 min
  • cook: 1 hr
  • total: 1 hr 15 min
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  • Summary

    One of the greatest comfort foods of all time! A ground beef (mince) filling in a tasty gravy, topped with mashed potato. Make it a Shepherd's Pie simply by swapping the beef for lamb. This is my most used classic recipe - see notes for optional extras.

    Ingredients

    • 1½ tbsp olive oil
    • 2 garlic cloves, minced
    • 1 onion, finely chopped
    • 1 carrot, finely chopped*
    • 1 rib celery, finely chopped*
    • 750g / 1.5 lb ground beef (mince)
    • 3 tbsp flour
    • 3 tbsp tomato paste
    • 2 cups beef stock / broth (500 ml)
    • ½ cup red wine (125 ml) (optional - can omit)
    • 1 beef bouillon cube, crumbled
    • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
    • 1 tsp dried thyme or 3 sprigs fresh thyme
    • 2 dried bay leaves
    • 1.2 kg / 2.5 lb potatoes, peeled and cut into 2.5cm / 1" cubes
    • ½ cup milk (125 ml)
    • 2 tbsp / 30g butter
    • Nutmeg (optional)
    • Olive oil

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 5
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 762 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 45 g 68.54%
    • Saturated Fat: 10 g 52.07%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 84 mg 27.85%
    • Sodium: 1225 mg 51.04%
    • Calcium: 236 mg 23.59%
    • Potassium: 420 mg 12%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 3 mg 14.47%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 51 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 6 g 25.84%
    • Sugar: 10 g
    • Protein: 40 g
    • Alcohol: 2 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 2 g
    • Vitamin A 5.99%
    • Vitamin C 10.4%
    • Vitamin D 3.11%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat7
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • Exchange - Lean Meat5
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total1 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy1 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total7 oz-eq

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