Pigman's Pie

(Serves 4-5)


  1. Fry onion in olive oil until lightly browned.
  2. Add black pepper and fry gently for a couple more minutes.
  3. Add sausagemeat. Fry, breaking up the meat until all is white and some lightly browned.
  4. Add the stock, wine, carrot, tomato and tarragon.
  5. Bring to the boil and simmer for about 15 minutes. The mixture should not be too sloppy but not dry.
  6. Remove rind from bacon rashers and grill until crisp. Cool and chop into small pieces.
  7. Boil potatoes until cooked.
  8. Drain potatoes and crush.
  9. Add ground mustard, bacon pieces and 1oz of the cheese. Mix well.
  10. Place sausagemeat mixture in the bottom of an ovenproof dish.
  11. Spread potato mixture over over the top.
  12. Cook at 190C/375F/Gas 5 for about 15 minutes. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top and continue cooking for another 15 minutes until the top is golden brown.