Lean Shepherd's Pie Recipe

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  1. Pre-heat the oven to 140C or 275 degrees F.
  2. Place the onion, swede and carrots into the bowl of a food processor.
  3. Then add the cinnamon, herbs and flour and whiz everything until it is all finely chopped but stop before it turns into a purée.
  4. Place it all in a casserole dish, add the beef and season generously with salt and pepper.
  5. Next mix the tomato purée and stock together in a jug, stir this into the casserole and give it a good mix.
  6. Place the casserole over a gentle heat and bring it up to simmering point.
  7. Cover with the lid and place it in the pre-heated oven on the centre shelf to cook for 2 hours.
  8. About 30 minutes before the time is up, peel the potatoes, cut them into even-sized chunks and place them in a saucepan.
  9. Pour boiling water over, add some salt, cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until they are tender when pierced with a skewer.
  10. Drain the potatoes, cover with a clean tea cloth for 5 minutes to absorb the steam, then, start to mash the potatoes (an electric handheld whisk on slow speed is best for this), gradually adding the quark, milk and a seasoning of salt and freshly milled black pepper and continuing to whisk until the potatoes are light and fluffy.
  11. At this point remove the casserole from the oven and increase the temperature to 200C or 400°F.
  12. Cover the meat mixture evenly with the mashed potato.
  13. Now slice the leek lengthways into four and chop each length into 1/4 inch slices.
  14. Rinse and dry them, then cover the potato with chopped leek, pressing them gently into the surface.
  15. Finally cover the leeks with grated Cheddar and then sprinkle with the Parmesan.
  16. Return the dish to the oven on a high shelf for 25 minutes or until the top is golden and crusty.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 907 Kcal (3797 kJ)
Calories from fat 152.06 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16.9g 26%
Cholesterol 65.68mg 22%
Sodium 17898.31mg 746%
Potassium 1287.5mg 27%
Total Carbs 140.98g 47%
Sugars 14.43g 58%
Dietary Fiber 9.6g 38%
Protein 29.95g 60%
Vitamin C 15.3mg 25%
Vitamin A 2.6mg 85%
Iron 5.1mg 29%
Calcium 325.6mg 33%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 156.22 Kcal (654 kJ)
Calories from fat 26.19 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.91g 26%
Cholesterol 11.31mg 22%
Sodium 3082.83mg 746%
Potassium 221.76mg 27%
Total Carbs 24.28g 47%
Sugars 2.49g 58%
Dietary Fiber 1.65g 38%
Protein 5.16g 60%
Vitamin C 2.6mg 25%
Vitamin A 0.4mg 85%
Iron 0.9mg 29%
Calcium 56.1mg 33%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 18.7
  • 22

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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