Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Mini Shepherd’s Pies for Toddler

Make these shepherd's pies for your toddler and see how they wolf them down. As well as lamb, they're packed with lentils, carrots, courgette and pepper.


  • 1 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 stick celery, diced
  • 1 yellow pepper, diced
  • pinch of cumin
  • 250g lean lamb mince (10% fat)
  • 1 courgette, diced
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 400ml low salt beef stock (we used Kallo for gluten-free pies, see tip below)
  • 100g lentils, thoroughly rinsed
  • 1.2kg Maris Piper potatoes
  • 50g butter
  • 75ml milk
  • 60g grated cheddar


  1. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan, add the onion and cook for around 5 mins until softened. Stir in the garlic, carrots, celery, pepper and cumin. Cook for a further two mins, then add the lamb. Brown the meat, tipping off any excess fat. Add the courgette and tomato purée, then fry for a few mins more. Pour in the stock, add the lentils and bring to a simmer. Cook for 40 mins, stirring from time to time.
  2. Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Boil the potatoes for 10-15 mins until tender. Drain, then mash with the butter and milk.
  3. Get full recipe==>>bbcgoodfood.com