Well the last night of winter is going out with a bang in our house tonight. My kids love this, and it has a good dose of hidden veg in there as well – winning all round. I’m sure everyone has their own favourite of this classic but heres mine anyway.
First cook 4-5 potatoes and mash. I’m not going to tell you how to mash potato, you all know how you like it. You can make it as health conscious or as indulgent as you wish.
In a bit of olive oil sweat off 1 chopped onion, 2 chopped carrots and 2 chopped sticks of celery. Add 1kg lamb mince and brown off. If you need to drain off the fat go ahead. Add 1/4 cup of plain flour, stir until the mince has gone a little gluey, gradually add 1 1/2 cups beef stock, 1/4 cup tomato sauce, 1/4 cup barbecue sauce and a drizzle of thick mint sauce. Simmer for around 10 minutes and add 1/2 cup frozen peas. Simmer for a further 5 minutes. Transfer to a baking dish or individual bowls and topped with the mashed potato. If you like top with grated tasty cheese and put under the grill for around 5-10 minutes. Serve with steamed greens or if you feel like the extra carb hit have some toast….We are!