Chilli infused shephards pie, served with cabbage and beetroot

Name, Surname:
Natasha Perkins; 29, Caribbean

I chose to chilli infused Shephards pie because it makes me feel at home inside every time I eat it. I had it growing up as a child, especially in wither time. I have nice memories of home living with my mum and 6 siblings. We would sit all together and eat this as a family and would enjoy eating this together. We ate potatoes quite often as this is part of my mother’s Irish tradition.

Difficulty Level
Difficulty Level I

How much does it take to prepare it?
30 min

How much does it take to cook it?
60 min

Cooking utensils What are the necessary tools for cooking the dish?
2 pans (one to fry and one for potatoes), oven dish, wooden spoon, potato masher, 1 large cooking pot.

People For how many people?
6 person

Ingredients List of ingredients with quantity.
1kg mince beef (halal)
3 onions
8 potatoes
6 carrots
1 leek
Chicken stock
Gravy granules
1 white cabbage
2 beef stock cubes
30 g of cheese
1 tablespoon worcester sauce
1 garlic clove
2 bird eye chillies
25 g of butter
25 ml milk
Black pepper
2 chicken maggi cubes

Cut onions, carrots, leek and potatoes, garlic, chilli peppers.
Shred the cabbage, add to salted boiling water.
Fry the mince meat then drain the excess fat. Add all above ingredients to mince, fry until soft.
Then peel potatoes, cut them into small cubes shapes then add to a pan of salted boiling water. Boil the potatoes, then mash with butter, milk and black pepper. Add chicken stock, magi cubes and gravy granules to vegetables-mince and the worcester sauce.
Simmer for 25 minutes.
Fork mash potato onto to mince.
Transfer to oven dish put in oven on 160-200 for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese.
Drain water from cabbage, add knob of butter, serve with sliced beetroot.

Practical tips and secrets Any secret to make the recipe tastier?
Use chilli and 2 magi cubes for added flavour and spice.

Healthy tips Which health diseases can this dish help to combat?
My mum would cook this when any of us were ill or had a high fever. The chilli would help with this as it speeds up the metabolism and chilli flushes out your body.

Seasonal tips Which season is the best time for having the dish? Why?
Winter as everyone feels a little run down. The dish is also very filling so best to eat during the winter time.

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