How To Make Spiced Shepherd’s Pie…

Spiced Shepherd’s Pie anyone?

This is a really satisfying hearty dish which requires little more than some stirring and mashing.

Serves 4, can easily be doubled.

How To Make Spiced Shepherd’s Pie:


  • 1 tsp. vegetable oil
  • 375g minced lamb
  • The Spice Tailor Rustic Rogan Josh
  • ½ beef stock gel or cube
  • 2 handfuls of frozen peas
  • 2 medium baking potatoes (650g), cut into cubes (skin on) and well cleaned
  • 90-100ml whole milk
  • 50g butter
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the potatoes and cook until soft (around 25 minutes).
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large, deep frying pan or oven proof dish. Add your lamb and brown a little. Add the 2 sauces from the packet and beef stock and bring to a simmer. Cook, covered until the lamb is soft, around 20-25 minutes. Give the pot an occasional stir and check that the pan is not too dry. If so, add a little water in. Add the peas a couple of minutes before taking off the heat.
  3. Once the potatoes are cooked, drain, quickly take off the skin and place back in the pan to cook off excess water. Add the milk, butter and seasoning in and mash well as the milk comes to a boil.
  4. Meanwhile, take the spices out of the packet and grind to a powder in a good pestle and mortar. The chilli is harder to grind and will remain coarse. Stir into the lamb.
  5. When you are ready to eat, place the lamb in a smallish deep baking tray and level out. Place the potatoes on top and level again. You can make it prettier if you are in the mood, I like to quickly swirl the potato with a fork. Place in an oven preheated to 190C and cook until tinged with some brown tips. Serve hot.

Recipe and image courtesy of The Spice Tailor.

What do you think?

Fancy making this Spiced Shepard’s Pie?


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  1. Ella Ivoire
    February 23, 2017 / 12:54 pm

    It looks delicious! I'm definitely trying out this one. Without the spice though, as I'm alergic hehe

  2. Lindsey Burton-Harrison
    February 23, 2017 / 2:51 pm

    This sounds scrumptious never thought to add rogan josh before

  3. Lianne @ makes, bakes and decor
    February 23, 2017 / 3:00 pm

    Shepherd's pie is one of my favourite things to make in the winter! It's a great comfort food.I'm sure adding the rogan josh gives it an extra kick! I'll have to give it a try!

  4. tots2travel
    February 23, 2017 / 5:34 pm

    Ideal for this time of year. And I like the sound of an extra kick from the spices.

  5. Heather{Our Life In a Click}
    February 23, 2017 / 5:49 pm

    I love shepherd's pie. I make mine with lentils now instead of meat.

  6. Jo Robinson-Vann
    February 23, 2017 / 7:55 pm

    We bought the ingredients for a shepherd's pie the other day. I think I'll have to make it spiced! Thank you!

  7. Blogger Mummy Lauren
    February 23, 2017 / 10:27 pm

    What a great twist on a classic dish. I might try this with my veggie mince!

  8. Catherine Jordan
    February 23, 2017 / 10:54 pm

    I love shepherds pie, it's one of our favourite meals but I've never thought of adding some spice to it. I'm definitely going to have to try it now!

  9. Kara Guppy
    February 24, 2017 / 2:38 pm

    I never thought about making it spiced, what great idea

  10. Let them be small Blog
    February 24, 2017 / 3:56 pm

    great twist – I like making the classic dishes but also mixing it up a bit too

  11. Tooting Mama
    February 25, 2017 / 8:01 pm

    My kids love Shepherds Pie, but ultra plain, I've love to try this out on them, I'm sure they'd love it!

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