Easy Shepherd Pie – Serve 8 – Cooking On Stove Or With Thermomix

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Ingredients For the mince:
160g frozen green peas
250g onions, chopped
750g minced beef

Seasoning:
1 1/2 tbsp soy sauce
5 tablespoon tomato sauce
5 tablespoon BBQ sauce or Lea & Perrins sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper
1 1/2 tablespoon oil

Ingredients for the toppings:
2. 1 kg potato cut into small cubes
15 tbsp fresh milk
150g butter

Method for the minced:
1. Marinate the minced with the seasoning for 30 mins or overnight

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2. Grease an oven prove baking dish (I use L21 cm x W16 cm x H8cm)

3. Heat oil, add in the onion and fry till fragrance

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4. Add in the beef and fry till change color

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5. Add in the green peas and fry till liquid absorbed

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6. Transfer to the rectangle baking dish and level it

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Thermomix Method For The Topping:
Note: you need to cook the potato in 3 batches
1. Weight 500g of water into Thermomix TM bowl, insert the internal steaming basket

2. Weight 700g potatoes cubes into the basket, cook 20 mins / Varoma / speed 1

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3. Check the potatoes with the tips of a knife, if necessary, cook a few min more until tender and fully cooked. Do not attempt to mash undercooked potatoes, as they will turn to glue. Drain the potatoes

4. Discard the water in theTM bowl, insert the butterfly whisk, add the potatoes, 5 tbsp of milk, 50g of butter and 1/2 tsp salt

5. Blend 13-15 sec / speed 5, depending on desired consistency.

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6. Spread the mash potato on top the beef mixture

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7. Bake at 200 degree (top heat only) for 10 – 15 mins until the potato turn golden brown

Stove Method For The Topping:
1. Steam the potato on high heat for 20 min or until tender and fully cooked. Do not attempt to mash undercooked potatoes, as they will turn to glue. Drain the potatoes

2. Transfer the potato to a blender, add in the butter, milk and salt and blend till the consistency you desire

3. Spread the mash potato on top the beef mixture

4. Bake at 200 degree (top heat only) for 10 – 15 mins until the potato turn golden brown

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