Spring is the perfect time for lamb and this super comforting, Syn Free Shepherd’s Pie uses lean cuts of meat making it a great meal when following the Slimming World Extra Easy Plan! Want to use beef mince instead? Check out our Syn Free Cottage Pie recipe!
For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post.
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This Syn Free Shepherd’s Pie contains loads of Speed Foods, and is also great served with some fresh spring greens or savoy cabbage.
You can serve it with whatever you like – why not take a look at our Slimming World Speed Food List?
Shepherd’s pie is a classic British dish which pretty much everyone I’ve ever met has their own way of making.
You might like to top yours with carrot and swede, but personally I love to top ours with our Syn Free Creamy Mashed Potatoes!
They’re just so creamy, and perfect to top this Syn Free Shepherd’s Pie.
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What do I need to make this Syn Free Shepherd’s Pie?
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We’ve got some great tray baked recipes such as this Syn Free Lemon and Garlic Chicken Tray Bake!
Whenever we need to replace oil in cooking we use Frylight.
Perfect for everyday frying and cooking, it delivers exactly one calorie per spray, which makes it Syn free!
We used the Sunflower one for this Syn Free Shepherd’s Pie recipe, and it was fab!
How many Syns are in this Syn Free Shepherd’s Pie?
This Syn Free Shepherd’s Pie is, as the name suggests, Syn Free!
It’s also contains loads of Speed Food too!
Shepherd’s Pie traditionally contains minced lamb, though trying to get hold of lamb mince which is guaranteed at less than 5% fat this is notoriously difficult (AKA impossible) to get hold of, so we’ve used lean diced lamb instead.
You need to make sure you use lean diced lamb in order to keep this recipe Syn Free.
We’ve chopped it very finely to create more of a minced lamb texture but if you prefer it chunkier then leave it!
You could chop the meat in a food processor but be careful; it is easy to end up with a puree which wouldn’t be too pleasant!
If you prefer minced beef, you could try our Syn Free Cottage Pie instead!
Can I freeze this Syn Free Shepherd’s Pie?
This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;
– Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough
– Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
– Defrost thoroughly before reheating.
Make sure it’s piping hot before serving!
How do I make this Syn Free Shepherd’s Pie ?
For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍
Preheat the oven to 180°C. Cut the diced lamb very finely, and chop the onion.
Spray a large saucepan with Frylight and brown the lamb for 5-6 minutes. Slice the carrots, chop the green beans and grate the courgette, and add to the saucepan along with the onion and garlic.
Cook the veg for around 5 minutes until they have just started to soften.
Add the tomato puree, lamb stock pot and beef Oxo cubes. Cover with boiling water (around 900ml, depending on the size of your saucepan), mix thoroughly and pop a lid on.
Cook for 25 minutes on a low heat, stirring occasionally to ensure it doesn’t stick to the bottom.
Meanwhile, cook the Syn Free Creamy Mashed Potatoes from our recipe, making double the amount!
The spring onions are optional.
Remove the lid from the meat, add the frozen peas and leave to reduce on a high heat for around 5 minutes.
Pour the meat into a baking dish, top with the mashed potatoes, spray with Frylight and place in the oven for 30 minutes until golden and crisp!
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