Gather the ingredients
Finely chop the onion
Roughly chop celery
Roughly chop carrots
Sauté together onion carrot and celery until soft
Add beef mince- some people use lamb mince but I prefer beef.
Cook until all meat is brown
Add the flour and mix
Now add the tomato paste, bay leaf and beef stock and simmer
While the meat is simmering, roughly chop the potatoes.
Boil until you can stick a fork inside the largest potato- just enough so it's ready to mash
Once cooked drain the potato and add the butter and mash until creamy.
Now add the milk- dont worry it's not too runny!!
The mince should be ready by now so grab a baking dish and pour meat in.
Then add the potato on top. Bake in oven for aprox 30-40 minutes or until the potato is golden.
And there you have it! A delicious yet easy shepherds pie! Enjoy! :)