• Serves 4
  • 1 hour 0 mins
  • Oven temp 180C/350F/ gas4

Ingredients

500g Northern Ireland Farm Quality Assured lean

minced lamb

6 large potatoes

½ large onion

1 x 5ml (1 tsp) olive oil

2 cloves garlic

100ml water

1 reduced salt lamb stock cube

1 x 2.5ml (½ tsp) ginger powder

1 x 2.5ml (½ tsp) cinnamon powder

1 x 2.5ml (½ tsp) harissa paste

1 tin of chopped tomatoes

A small handful of fresh mint

A small handful of fresh coriander

Topping

50ml cream

1 egg

100g cheese

30g breadcrumbs

A pinch of powder cinnamon

Equipment

Peeler, chopping board, knife, saucepan with lid, colander, garlic crusher, kettle, measuring jug, spoon, large frying pan with a lid, wooden spoon, measuring spoons, can opener, oven proof dish, mixing bowl, grater, oven gloves.

Method

  1.      Pre-heat the oven to 180°c/Gas Mark 4.
  2.      Peel the potatoes and cut into thick slices.
  3.      Cook the potatoes in boiling water until just tender.  Drain and set aside to cool.
  4.      Peel, remove the top and bottom of the onion and finely chop.
  5.      Peel and crush the garlic.
  6.      Finley chop the mint and coriander.
  7.      Make up the stock.
  8.      Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan and fry the onion for 2 minutes.
  9.      Add the lamb mince and fry for 2 minutes.
  10.      Add the garlic, ginger, cinnamon, harissa paste, chopped tomatoes, lamb stock, chopped mint and coriander.  Stir well.
  11.      Cover, bring to the boil and reduce the heat to simmer for 10 minutes.
  12.      Line the base of an ovenproof dish with half of the lamb mixture.
  13.      Place half of the sliced potatoes on top, repeat.
  14.      Add the cream and egg to a bowl and mix.  Spoon over the potatoes.
  15.      Grate the cheese.
  16.      Combine the breadcrumbs, cheese and cinnamon in a bowl and sprinkle over the top of the hot pot.
  17.      Bake in the oven for 30 minutes until the topping is brown and crispy.

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