7-Spice Pulled Lamb Shepherd's Pie

7-Spice Pulled Lamb Shepherd's Pie

Main Course

  • 4

    Number of People

  • Affordable


  • Medium


  • Prep time

  • Cook time


  • 1/3 Leg of Lamb (ask your butcher to cut one leg into 3rds)
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp tomato paste
  • 2 dried bayleaves
  • 1L chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp 7-spice mix
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 3 tbs cornflour (diluted in 4-5tbs cold water)
  • 4-5 large potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 125 mls milk
  • 50g butter
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 sheets of ready-made short crust pastry


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1. Pre-heat the bowl on Manual browning setting on your Cook4me+. Once prompted, place oil and lamb in the bowl and brown for a few minutes on each side.

2. Add onions and garlic with the meat and sauté for a 1-2 minutes, add 7-spice mix, bay leaves, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, chicken stock and a pinch of salt flakes.

3. Pressure cook for 1 hour.

4. Meanwhile, make your mashed potato for the topping. Cover potatoes in water, bring to a boil and cook for about 5 minutes or until potato is tender.

5. Strain potatoes in a strainer and allow to cool slightly. Return to pot and mash with a masher adding the milk, butter and salt to taste. Set aside until needed.

6. Once the lamb has finished cooking, remove lamb and place in a bowl. Add chopped carrots to the Cook4me bowl and pressure cook for 2 mins.

7. Pull lamb and set aside. Line your small Ingenio fry pan (or pie dish) with a sheet of pastry, measuring the base and cutting the sheet to size. Use the second sheet of shortcrust pastry to cut strips and cover the sides of your pan, using a fork to press down together.

8. Return to the Cook4me+, add your cornflour slurry while whisking vigorously and then cook on browning function for a further few minutes, or until thickened nicely. Add the pulled lamb and mix to combine. Taste and season with salt and pepper as required.

9. Fill your prepared pie crust with the lamb filling, place mash potatoes in a piping bag and pipe in a spiral motion on top of the filling, smooth out with a spatula and bake in a preheated oven (180C) for approx. 30-40 mins or until golden on top. Serve.

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