Aldi Shepherds Pie

This delicious shepherds pie made with Scottish ingredients from the Aldi supermarket is the perfect recipe for a cold Autumn day. I love how the potato crisps up on the top with a light sprinkle of cheddar cheese. It works beautifully with the Scottish minced beef base and hidden vegetables for the younger ones.

I have included a few sneaky vegetables inside my shepherds pie to add some extra nutrition in for the family and the pie is topped with a super creamy mash on top which crisps up really nicely with a spinkle of cheese. Delicious!

This shepherds pie is now a firm favourite in my household and the kids love it. They enjoy it served up with fresh seasonal vegetables and I love the fact that there are a few extra hidden vegetables in the pie too.

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If you enjoy making this recipe you may also enjoy serving it up with a few of my other delicious family recipes. I would recommend serving the Scottish cock a leekie soup up as a starter to this recipe. Cock a leekie soup is another hearty comfort food your family will enjoy at this time of year and can also be eaten as a meal on its own. The Scottish oaty crumble would work really well as a dessert but try cooking it up with seasonal apples or pears instead of rhubarb if you are cooking this outside the rhubarb season.

Tips for making this recipe:

  • you can also use lamb or mutton mince for making this recipe which I believe is the traditional option. I love using the Scottish beef in this recipe as the kids are not big fans of lamb in my house so it feeds everyone this way.
  • You only need a small sprinkle of cheese on top of the shepherds pie as this is enough to give the pie a nice crisp and slightly cheesy taste. Make sure you don’t burn it in the oven, keep a close eye when it is cooking.
  • You can hide other vegetables in here if you wish. Some other things that might work are small pieces of green beans, peas or thinly sliced brussel sprouts. Just keep it small so it is mixed in well into the mince.
  • If your vegetarian don’t worry you can try this recipe with quorn mince and make it vegetarian friendly very easily.
  • This recipe can be made ahead of time and kept in the fridge for cooking up throughout the week. It makes a perfect make ahead meal. I sometimes do this to save time in the kitchen.

Aldi Shepherd Pie Recipe

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 750 g minced beef
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 300 ml vegetable or beef stock
  • 2 handfuls chopped kale
  • 1 large carrot chopped
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2-4 tbsp single cream
  • 6 potatoes peeled and mashed
  • milk to thin mash
  • salt and pepper
  • grated cheddar to top pie handful

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 170oc.
  • Cook the onion and garlic in the butter for a few minutes and add in the minced beef. Season and brown for 5 minutes. Stir in the flour and pour in the stock.
  • Add the kale and carrots and cook for 20 minutes. Pour into a pie dish and leave to cool.
  • Boil the chopped potatoes, drain, season and mash with butter, single cream and enough milk to create a creamy mash. Pipe onto mince and sprinkle with a small handful of grated cheddar.
  • Bake for 45 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with seasonal vegetables and enjoy!

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