Sweet Potato Shepherds Pie


Serves 4

  • 500g minced lamb
  • 2 medium white potatoes (~350g)
  • ~350g  orange sweet potato
  • 1 leek finely diced
  • 1/2 choko chopped small
  • 1/3 cup prepared BBQ sauce Elim
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup chopped parsley
  • salt to taste
  • rice bran oil for cooking (oil of your choice)
  • rice milk for mashing the potato


  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius, fan-forced
  • Need a deep dish about 4 litre capacity

Mashed potato topping:

  • Peel the white potatoes, roughly chop, and place them in the steamer first
  • Note: they will steam faster if chopped into smaller pieces, however there is better nutrition retention if you steam them in bigger chunks
  • They take longer to soften than the sweet potato
  • About 5 minutes later, add the peeled and chopped sweet potato
  • Steam both together until tender
  • Mash them in a bowl with the rice milk (or milk of your choice) and salt to taste 

Lamb filling:

  • Stir fry the leek, choko, garlic and parsley in a little oil for about 5 minutes, to soften and brown a little
  • Add the mince and Elim BBQ sauce (to taste) and stir periodically until cooked


  • Place the mince into the cooking dish and spread over the base
  • Spread the combined, mashed potato topping evenly over the top of the meat
  • Peak the potato a little to catch the browning from the baking
  • Place in the fan-forced oven for about 15 minutes to brown the top


  • Serve with your choice of vegetables
  • Cut left-overs into meal portions and freeze for later
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