If you know me, you’ll know that I love to cook and also meal prep. Every Sunday is my meal prep day where I make breakfast and lunches for the week, those few hours spent on a Sunday in the kitchen gets me ready for the week!
I’ve been on my fitness journey for quite some time, and as I lift weights I need to ensure I’m eating the right foods to help my muscles recover. I am a massive foodie and really look forward to eating. I’m not about having bland food and am always using seasonings to add plenty of flavour. That’s when packet mixes like Schwartz’s range come in handy!
Kim’s Shepherd’s Pie
Shepherd’s Pie usually consists of lamb mince, onions, carrots, frozen peas and topped with mash. However, the Schwartz mix also goes well with beef mince, and getting your hands on 5% lamb mince is a pretty hard task!
I try to squeeze in as many veggies as I can into my lunches to make sure I get my five a day. So, when making this recipe I added in a lot of other veggies, which helps to fill the meal out and make it the perfect meal to get me through the rest of the day. I opted for carrot, red onion, courgette, sweet red pepper and mushroom to go alongside my beef mince!
- Schwartz Shepherd’s Pie Recipe Mix
- 500g of beef mine
- Two carrots
- One red onion
- One courgette
- One sweet red pepper
- 100g of mushrooms
- 600g of mashed potato
- 200g of cold water
- Firstly, pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees.
- Chop all the veggies up so they’re roughly the same size.
- Add the chopped up potato into a separate pan and allow to boil.
- Spray the pan with some spray oil.
- Throw the veggies into the pan and allow them to cook for five minutes.
- Add the mince and stir until brown.
- While the mince and veggies are cooking, mix the Schwartz Shepherd’s Pie mix in with cold water.
- Once the mince is brown, add in the recipe mix.
- Let simmer for 10 minutes
- Whilst cooking, mash the potato once done.
- Once the mince and veggies are cooked, add into an ovenproof dish.
- Top with the mash potato and potentially some cheese if you fancy!
- Pop into the oven for 20-25 minutes.
- Once cooked, serve with some green veggies of your choice!
Honestly, this is the tastiest Shepherd’s Pie! I’m all about adding plenty of spices and herbs to my meals to make them as tasty as possible. I usually use Schwartz’s normal seasonings, but the recipe mix’s make it even easier for you to make a yummy and healthy meal.
The recipe makes four, meaning I have four delicious lunches for my work week, which I can easily pop into the microwave at lunch for a few minutes. Recipes like this are great during the winter, ensuring you have a hearty meal!
Have you got any go-to recipes you have for lunches? Let me know in the comments, I’m always looking for new meal prep ideas!
* Please note this is a collaboration where money or goods have been exchanged for it to be published; however, all opinions are my own!