Microwave Shepherd’s Pie

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Microwave Shepherd’s Pie


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :10 Min

Cook Time : 40 Min

Total Time : 50 Min


Serves : 4
  • Minced Lamb: 500 Grams

  • Potatoes: 4 Medium

  • Onion: 1 Medium (Finely Chopped)

  • Peas: 1/2 Cup (Frozen/Thawed)

  • Worcestershire Sauce: 2 Tablespoons

  • Butter: 1 Tablespoon

  • Milk: 1/2 Cup

  • Salt: 2 Teaspoons/As per taste (Divided)

  • Black Pepper Powder: 2 Teaspoons (Divided)

  • Garlic Powder: 3 Teaspoons (Divided)

  • Nutmeg Powder: 1 Teaspoon


  • (1) Method: To cook the Potatoes in the Microwave Oven:
  • Wash the Potatoes thoroughly. Prick them with a fork all around at least 6 times to avoid explosion. Note: If using new Potatoes, peel off one thin strip. *Do not peel off all the skin.
  • Place a paper towel on the Turntable. Now, place the Potatoes on top of the paper towel on the edges at least 2.5 cm/1 inch apart. *Do not cover.
  • Note: Do not place the Potatoes in the middle of the turntable. The results may not be the same.
  • Select Power Level 8 (P8) & Set the Timer at 7 minutes. When done, let stand in the Microwave Oven for 5 minutes.
  • Take the Potatoes out. Let them cool down.
  • Peel & mash the Potatoes with the help is a Potato Masher.
  • Heat the Milk along with the Butter for 40 seconds in the Microwave Oven on normal power level.
  • Add a Teaspoon each of Salt, Pepper & Garlic Powder, Milk & Butter. Stir well. Adjust seasoning. Set aside covered.
  • (2) Method: To cook the Meat in the Microwave Oven:
  • Wash and drain the Meat properly. No water should remain.
  • Place it in a 2 Qt/Large Microwave Safe rectangular glass/ceramic dish. Cover with Microwave Safe Lid or vented Plastic Wrap.
  • Place it in the Microwave Oven. Cook on medium power (P6) for 7 minutes. Take it out. The Minced Meat will be lumped up at this stage & would have released some juices. Stir with a fork to blend it well.
  • (3) Method: To assemble the Shepherd’s Pie:
  • Add the thawed Peas, chopped Onions, Worcestershire Sauce, the remaining Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder & finally, the Nutmeg Powder. Stir well.
  • Now, spoon the Mashed Potatoes evenly on top of the Meat. You may make a pattern on the Potatoes with the help of a fork if you wish to.
  • Bake in a preheated Oven at 400 Degrees F for about 30 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Alternatively, you may cook covered in the Microwave Oven for 16-18 minutes on medium power (P6).
  • Cut into 4-6 equal portions. Scoop out from the bottom to keep the layers intact.
  • Serve hot with Garlic Toast, baked with grated Cheese on top. It’s super delicious!
  • Note: I buy boneless Meat & mince it at home in the meat Grinder. If you intend doing the same, wash the Meat thoroughly. Shake off the water. Freeze for about 30 minutes before you grind. Mince it using the fine disk. *Partially frozen Meat is easier to mince/grind.
  • *Note: Cooking Time depends upon the Cooking Power/Wattage of the Microwave Oven - Mine is 1200 Watts.
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