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Bridget Jones's Shepherd's Pie

 
One serving costs about $2.9 One serving costs about $2.9

$2.90 per serving

2 people like this recipe

2 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

4 lunch,main course,main dish,dinner European,Irish
spoonacular Score:65%

Spoonacular Score: 65%

 

Forget going out to eat or ordering takeout every time you crave European food. Try making Bridget Jones's Shepherd's Pie at home. For $2.9 per serving, this recipe covers 30% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. One serving contains 786 calories, 32g of protein, and 59g of fat. This recipe serves 4. This recipe is liked by 2 foodies and cooks. If you have milk, lamb stock, salt and pepper, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. It is brought to you by Foodista. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around around 45 minutes. Only a few people really liked this main course. Overall, this recipe earns a pretty good spoonacular score of 64%. Users who liked this recipe also liked Bridget Jones' Blue Soup, Orange Parfait (A La Bridget Jones) - Not Marmalade!, and Creamy Turkey Shepherd’s Pie (aka Thanksgiving Leftovers Shepherd’s Pie!).

Ingredients

Servings:
2
2  onions
onions
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps olive oil
olive oil
1.32 lb
1.32 lb lamb
lamb
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps plain flour
plain flour
some
some thyme
thyme
some
some rosemary
rosemary
1 small
1 small canned tomatoes
canned tomatoes
100 ml
100 ml lamb stock
lamb stock
some
some black salt and pepper
black salt and pepper
1.54 lb
1.54 lb potatoes
potatoes
55 ml
55 ml milk
milk
2.65 oz
2.65 oz butter
butter
1
1  egg yolk
egg yolk
2  onions
2
onions
2 Tbsps olive oil
2 Tbsps
olive oil
1.32 lb lamb
1.32 lb
lamb
2 Tbsps plain flour
2 Tbsps
plain flour
some thyme
some
thyme
some rosemary
some
rosemary
1 small canned tomatoes
1 small
canned tomatoes
100 ml lamb stock
100 ml
lamb stock
some black salt and pepper
some
black salt and pepper
1.54 lb potatoes
1.54 lb
potatoes
55 ml milk
55 ml
milk
2.65 oz butter
2.65 oz
butter
1  egg yolk
1
egg yolk

Equipment

frying pan
frying pan
spatula
spatula
sieve
sieve
bowl
bowl
oven
oven
frying pan
frying pan
spatula
spatula
sieve
sieve
bowl
bowl
oven
oven


Instructions

Preheat the oven to 180 C. In a large frying pan, heat a little olive oil and fry the chopped onion and garlic. Add the mince, stirring, until browned all over. While the meat is frying, break up any lumps with the back of the spoon. Add the flour (this helps to thicken the juices) and stir. Mix well and add the thyme and the rosemary and stir. Add the chopped tomatoes and pour the stock mixture. Add a pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper and let it simmer for about 5 minutes. For the mash, boil the potatoes, then drain them in a sieve and place into a clean bowl. Add the milk, butter and egg yolk, and mash together. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Pour the meat into an ovenproof dish and spread the mash on top, smooth over and mark with a spatula. Put the dish into the oven and cook until the surface is bubbling and golden-brown.

Read the detailed instructions on Foodista.com – The Cooking Encyclopedia Everyone Can Edit

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $2.92
Ingredient
2 onions
2 tablespoons olive oil
600 grams lamb
2 tablespoons plain flour
some thyme
some rosemary
1 small canned tomatoes
100 milliliters lamb stock
700 grams potatoes
55 milliliters milk
75 grams butter
1 egg yolk
Price
$0.48
$0.33
$7.99
$0.02
$0.05
$0.01
$0.34
$0.55
$0.93
$0.07
$0.64
$0.24
$11.67

Tips

Health Tips

  • Studies have shown people who drink full fat milk are thinner than those who drink low-fat or fat-free milk instead. Keep that in mind before you decide to swap. If you want to go dairy free, however, you can replace milk with unsweetened soy milk in most recipes.

  • Lycopene, the chemical in tomatoes that makes them red (and healthy), is fat soluble. This means eating tomatoes with a fat — say, avocado or olive oil?improves the body's ability to absorb the lycopene. Don't hesitate to include some healthy fats in this dish to get the most health benefits from the tomatoes!

  • If you can, choose grassfed butter for a better nutritional profile—more vitamins, a favorable omega 3/6 ratio, etc.

  • You can easily swap half of the white flour in most recipes for whole wheat flour to add some fiber and protein. It does result in a heavier dough, so for cookies, cakes, etc., you might try swapping in whole wheat pastry flour.

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Price Tips

  • Fresh herbs can be expensive, so don't let them go to waste. If you have any leftovers, you might be able to freeze them. The Kitchn recommends freezing hardy herbs like rosemary and thyme in olive oil, while Better Homes and Gardens suggests using freezer bags to freeze basil, chives, mint, and more.

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • You should not store your onions with your potatoes because the gases they emit will make each other spoil faster. For more information about selecting and storing onions, check out this lesson about onions in the academy.

  • Fresh herbs should be added toward the end of the cooking process — even at the very last minute?especially delicate herbs like cilantro, basil, and dill. Hardier herbs like bay leaves, rosemary, and thyme can be added earlier.

  • Don't waste any egg yolks or egg whites left over from separating eggs. Both can be frozen and used later (ice cube trays come in handy here!)

  • Butter's incredible flavor has made it an extremely popular cooking fat, but it is important to know that butter has the lowest smoke point of almost any cooking fat. This means butter literally starts to smoke at a lower temperature than most other fats between 250-350 degrees Fahrenheit. So while butter is great for cooking at lower temperatures, you should probably use canola oil, coconut oil, or another oil with a higher smoke point for frying and other high temperature cooking.

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Green Tips

  • Tomatoes, especially cherry tomatoes, should be bought organic when possible. Moreover, buying tomatoes from your local farmers' market when they are in season is going to make your dish much, much tastier, not to mention more eco-friendly. In fact, we recommend using canned — or better yet, jarred?tomato products when tomatoes aren't in season instead of buying imported or greenhouse-grown tomatoes.

  • To avoid antibiotics, hormones, and other nasties in your milk, choose organic whenever possible. If you can't afford organic, look for milk labeled hormone and antibiotic free. It is often less expensive.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
786 Calories
32g Protein
59g Total Fat
31g Carbs
25% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
786
39%

Fat
59g
91%

  Saturated Fat
26g
167%

Carbohydrates
31g
11%

  Sugar
3g
4%

Cholesterol
200mg
67%

Sodium
334mg
15%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
32g
65%

Vitamin B12
3µg
61%

Manganese
1mg
61%

Vitamin B3
11mg
56%

Selenium
33µg
48%

Iron
8mg
48%

Copper
0.94mg
47%

Zinc
6mg
40%

Phosphorus
361mg
36%

Vitamin B6
0.72mg
36%

Potassium
1223mg
35%

Vitamin C
27mg
33%

Vitamin B2
0.47mg
28%

Fiber
5g
23%

Folate
85µg
21%

Magnesium
83mg
21%

Vitamin B1
0.28mg
19%

Vitamin B5
1mg
18%

Vitamin A
758IU
15%

Vitamin E
2mg
13%

Vitamin K
13µg
12%

Calcium
119mg
12%

Vitamin D
0.85µg
6%

covered percent of daily need

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