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Sausage pie

This one is based on the family favourite shepherds pie, but if like me not everyone in your family likes the texture of mince meat you can switch up the mince for sausages. In a nutshell glorified sausage and mash but this really is a winner dinner.

This will serve 4 people.

Ingredients

8 good quality sausages

2 large onions

Cup of peas or sliced green beans

750 ml of beef stock

2 tbsp Worcester sauce

1tbsp tomato puree

1.5kg of white potatoes

2 tbsp Dijon mustard

150g of cheddar cheese

100ml of milk

4 tbsp butter

To make

Add potatoes chunks to a large pan of boiling water, cook until knife tender.

Heat a pan with olive oil and brown off the sausages, remove the sausages from the pan and add in the chopped onions, green veg and cook until the onions are soft.

Add back the sausages but chopped into smaller chunks and continue to cook with the onion and veg, add in the stock, Worcester sauce and tomato puree and simmer until nice and thick.

Once cooked pour into your baking dish.

Mash up the potatoes, add 4 tbsp of butter and the milk. once mashed stir in your mustard and cheese.

Dollop by dollop add the mash to the sausages. Work from the outside in and don’t push down too hard or the gravy layer will become uneven. Use a fork to rough the top, then place in the oven for 20 minutes at 200 degrees.

Enjoy

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Sweet Chilli pork

A delicious low calorie pork mince recipe that makes a quick and simple midweek meal that the whole family will enjoy. This recipe serves 4 people.

Ingredients

500g lean pork mince

1 large red onion

1 large red pepper

1 large yellow pepper

2 garlic cloves

350g of sweet chilli low fat sauce

soy sauce

3 tbsp of tomato puree

To make

Chop your peppers, red onion and crush the garlic cloves.

Heat up your oil, add the onion and fry until soft. Then add in the minced pork.

Once the pork has browned add in the peppers, crushed garlic and stir into the mince. Cook for 5 minutes.

Add in the sweet chilli sauce, a splash of soy sauce and 3 tbsp of tomato puree. Simmer until nice and thick, approx 20 minutes and then serve with rice or noddles.

If you want to add in more vegetables sweetcorn or peas work really well

Enjoy