Recipe

Lamb & eggplant pies with fetta crust

Who doesn't love a good meat pie?

  • 1 hr cooking
  • Serves 6
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Ingredients

Lamb & eggplant pies
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium eggplant (500g), chopped coarsely
  • 1 large onion (200g), chopped finely
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 kg (2lb) minced (ground) lamb
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 1/2 cups (375ml) beef stock
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh oregano
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint
  • 1/4 cup (20g) finely grated parmesan
Fetta Crust
  • 475 grams (15oz) tub mashed potato
  • 200 grams (6½oz) fetta, crumbled

Method

  • 1
    Heat half the oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat; cook eggplant, stirring, for 5 minutes or until tender. Remove from pan.
  • 2
    Heat remaining oil in same pan; cook onion and garlic, stirring, for 3 minutes or until onion softens. Add lamb; cook, stirring, for
    5 minutes or until browned. Add spices; cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until fragrant. Add stock and paste; bring to the boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 20 minutes or until thickened slightly. Remove from heat; stir in herbs and eggplant. Season to taste.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, to make fetta crust. heat mashed potato following packet directions. Stir in fetta; season to taste.
  • 4
    Preheat oven to 220°C/425°F. Oil six 1-cup (250ml) ovenproof dishes; place on oven trays.
  • 5
    Divide lamb mixture among dishes. Top with fetta crust; sprinkle with parmesan. Bake for 15 minutes or until browned lightly.

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