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Speedy Shepherd’s Pie


  • 600g ground beef mince
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 5 medium potatoes


Homemade taco seasoning – 1 ½  teaspoons paprika · 1 teaspoon chili powder ½ teaspoon oregano ½ teaspoon salt or ½ teaspoon garlic salt.

  1. Preheat broiler. In a large ovenproof skillet, cook beef, onion and garlic over medium heat until beef is no longer pink, breaking up beef into crumbles; drain. Stir in water and taco seasoning; heat through. Stir in 1 cup cheese. Remove from heat.
  2. In a bowl, mix mashed potatoes and remaining cheese; spread over beef mixture. Broil 4-6 in. from heat 5-6 minutes or until top is golden brown.

How to make mash: Peel the potatoes, chopping any larger ones so they’re all a similar size. Cook in a large pan of boiling salted water over a medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes, or until tender. Drain in a colander and leave to steam dry for a couple of minutes, then tip back into the pan and mash well. When the potatoes are almost smooth, add half the butter, the milk and a good pinch of sea salt and stir until smooth.

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