10th Feb 2012

Moroccan Shepherd’s Pie

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Shepherd’s Pie is a great comfort food, but this version is a little more exotic – enjoy.

Ingredients
6 medium (150g) potatoes
Butter and milk for mashed potato
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 teaspoon granulated garlic
1 onion, diced
500g mince
3 medium carrots, diced
1 cup vegetable stock
1 tablespoon plain flour
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 zucchini, diced
2 handfuls green beans, chopped
Grated Parmesan cheese

Method
Preheat oven to 200°C. Grease a large ovenproof dish. Boil potatoes until cooked and then drain water. Add butter and milk to taste, then mash until smooth.

Cook garlic and onion in a frypan with the oil until onion becomes transparent. Add mince and cook until browned. Add carrot, beans, stock and flour and mix well. Simmer until mixture thickens. Add chickpeas and zucchini then cook for another few minutes.

Spoon mixture into baking dish and cover with mashed potato and Parmesan cheese. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes. Cheese can be browned for a few minutes under the grill for extra crispiness.





COMMENTS

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chrissy
10th Feb 2012
4:51pm
This is NOTHING like Moroccan food,to make it a bit more authentic perhaps add some moroccan spices
Actual Cat
10th Feb 2012
8:53pm
You're right Chrissy. The above pie sounds good for a winter's night, but it isn't remotely Moroccan! A bowl of Harira is a classic Moroccan dish with all the typical ingredients you would expect.
MrsB
11th Feb 2012
12:51pm
I haven't even tried it, adding chick peas does not make it Moroccan, it needs spices.
chrissy
11th Feb 2012
1:47pm
Yuk!!! how insulting to the Moroccan cuisine and besides there is no such thing as a Moroccan Pie.


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