Shepherd's pie with mushroom onion gravy

  • Preparation Time30 mins
  • Cooking Time30 mins
  • Serves8
  • DifficultyEasy
900g russet potatoes, washed, peeled and cut into chunks
1 clove garlic, smashed
6 tbsp butter
120ml heavy cream
Freshly ground black pepper
2 tbsp vegetable oil
675g beef mince (85 percent lean)
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tbsp tomato puree
120ml low-sodium beef stock
1/2 large onion, finely chopped
1 red bell pepper, julienned
2 courgettes, julienned
2 carrots, peeled and grated
1 tsp Hungarian hot paprika, plus more for garnish
Mushroom onion gravy, recipe follows
115g Havarti cheese, grated

For the mushroom onion gravy

1/2 large onion, chopped
230g white button mushrooms, sliced
3 tbsp oil
3 tbsp plain flour
240ml red wine
480ml beef broth
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1) Preheat oven to 180C/Gas 4.
2) In a medium saucepan, cover potatoes and crushed garlic with enough water to cover by 1.5-cm. Add some salt and bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce to medium-high and cook until fork tender, about 15 minutes. Drain potatoes, return to pot, and mash together with 3 tablespoons of the butter and the heavy cream. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and set aside.
3) In a large pan on medium-high heat, combine 1 tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon oil. When butter has melted, add beef, Worcestershire sauce, cayenne pepper and salt and pepper, to taste, and cook until meat is brown. Stir in tomato paste and saute for a few minutes. Add stock and bring to a simmer. Season and remove mixture to a bowl. In the same pan, add remaining butter and oil and saute onions until almost tender, then add red bell pepper, zucchini, carrots and paprika. Cook until tender, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat.

To assemble, in a 22 by 30-cm baking dish layer half of beef, pressing down to pack in, then sprinkle the cheese on evenly. Pour the remaining half of the beef over the cheese and press down. Next, add the sauteed vegetables and top with the mashed potatoes, spreading out with a spatula or the back of a spoon to even out and to form decorative peaks and valleys. Sprinkle top with paprika and bake for 30 minutes or until edges on potatoes turn golden brown. Serve with Mushroom Onion Gravy.

For the mushroom onion gravy:
1) In a medium saucepan over medium heat, saute onions and mushrooms in oil until tender and mushrooms release their moisture, about 5 minutes. Add flour and stir to evenly coat. Slowly whisk in wine and then the broth. Simmer until thickened and season with salt and pepper, to taste.

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