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Easy Autumn comfort meals are our favourite type of food and Shepherd’s Pie is a firm favourite in this house. We love a good meal plan, but on the odd occasion, we don’t stick to the plan. Because sometimes you’re just not in the mood for the planned meal. Or you’re not feeling well, tired from your kids waking a million and one times at night, or you’re just not in the mood to cook it all from scratch.
For that exact reason, I tend to keep some sachets of season mixes at home. Sometimes you just want to grab the mix that has all the seasonings in it, it saves so much time. It’s so easy that I can even pass the cooking spoon over to my husband and he will happily cook the meal. We love using the Schwartz seasoning mixes at home, as they are packed with flavour and simple to use. But we still like to make the meal our own and add a few personal touches to it.
We love adding a bit of Worcestershire sauce and top it with lots of cheese. Let’s not forget that extra bit of dijon mustard in the Mash, that brings it all together.
And here’s how we made our easy Shepherd’s Pie with the Schwartz Shepherd’s Pie Seasoning Mix.
What do I need?
- 1 Sachet of Schwartz Shepherd’s Pie Seasoning Mix. You can pick yours up at Tesco.
- 450g of lamb mince
- 675g of potatoes, we always make more mash
- 2 carrots
- 100 grams of peas
- 1 onions
- Dijon mustard
- Worcestershire sauce
- 200ml water
We always have all of the above-listed ingredients, which is why we like using these season mixes every now and again. It makes it super simple and you don’t have to think or worry about all of these ingredients that you might not have.
Prep the Mash, we love mash and always add an extra thick layer to our Shepherd’s Pie.
Peel a big bag of potatoes cut them to size and wash them. Put all the potatoes in a big pot, add water and salt. They should cook for about 25 minutes.
- Prep those vegetables.
- Peel and slice the carrots and finely dice the onions.
- Grate the cheese
Brown the mince and onions with abit of oil.
Mix 200ml of waters with the seasoning mix and add it to the mince. You can now also add the onions and carrots. We also add a big dash of Worcestershire sauce at this point to add even more flavour. Let it cook for 10min on low heat.
Make the Mash. Everyone has their own spin on how mash should be made. We add a little bit of butter, milk, nutmeg and our secret touch – dijon mustard.
Layer Up! First add the mince mixture and then the mash.
Layer it with cheese, lots and lots of cheese. We love the extra, as it gives it even more of a comfort food touch.
Almost done! Put in oven for 25 minutes and enjoy!
If you you enjoyed reading about howto make a quicker version, of our favourite comfort food – Shepherd’s Pie. And if you haven’t already, why have a look at my weekly family meal plans?
Talking about comfort food, I’ve just uploaded my Brownie recipe. Why not give it a go?