I have really started to settle into my new country and I am loving every minute of it. And just like I loved to take traditional dishes from the States and add a twist to them I have enjoyed doing that with classic English dishes. Shepard’s pie is a traditional English dish that consists of minced lamb with a crust of mashed potatoes on top, it is a dish that my family absolutely loves. So when I read about this dish I knew it would be a tasty winner.
40g (2 Tbsp) butter, chopped
3/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 brown onion, sliced
750g (1 1/2 lb) pork or beef chipolata sausages
1/4 cup tomato sauce
1/4 cup barbecue sauce
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
35g packet French onion soup mix
1 tablespoon plain flour
1/2 cup grated tasty cheese
Place potatoes in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to the boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes or until tender. Drain. Return to pan.
Preheat oven to 200°C.
Heat oil in a deep frying pan over medium heat. Add onion and cook for 3 minutes or until tender.
Whisk tomato sauce, barbecue sauce, Worcestershire sauce, soup mix, flour and 3/4 cup water in a jug. Stir into sausage mixture and bring to the boil, cook until the gravy thickens.