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Healthier Shepherds Pie


Serves 6

Ingredients
2 tsp olive oil
500g lean minced beef
1 large white onion, chopped finely
4 medium carrots, chopped small
3 tsp tomato paste
2 tbsp worcestershire sauce
1 beef stock cube
Water
Fresh thyme
Salt/pepper to taste
1kg swedes, peeled and roughly chopped

Method
Preheat the oven to 180°C.
Add the swede to a pan of salted boiling water and cook until soft.
In a large pan, add the minced beef and fry on medium heat until browned.
Add the onion and carrots and cook for 8 to 10 minutes until the carrots have softened.
Add the tomato paste, worcestershire sauce, beef stock cube, fresh thyme and enough water to just cover everything.
Simmer on medium until the water reduces and thickens to a sauce. Taste and season
Pour into your baking tray and leave to cool.
Drain and mash the swedes with black pepper and spread on top of the cooled mince.
Cook for 50 minutes or until the meat is hot and the Swede mash has coloured.
Serve with a salad or steamed veg

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