If you use lamb mince then you have shepherd’s pie, beef mince gives you cottage pie and so it stands to reason that venison mince gives you hunter’s pie.

Comfort food for many, this dish has lots of variations but the best part is that it is a great pantry cleaner. You can almost put anything inside (or on top) and it will be a big success.

For this version I used the Venison mince Checker’s sponsored and topped it with cauliflower instead of potatoes

Hunter’s Pie


  • oil for cooking I used mac nut oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 packet Venison mince
  • 2 cloves garlic diced
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 head cauliflower cut into florets
  • 1 tbs butter
  • 1/2 tsp nutritional yeast optional
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Heat the oil in apan and fry the onions. Once translucent add in the mince till browned. add the garlic and spices and stir in allowing to cook for about 1 minute then season to taste. Place in an oven proof dish. In the meantime steam the cauliflower. Mash it and add nutritional yeast, butter and seasoning. Spread the cauliflower over the mince and place under the grill until the topping browns.


Serve with a fresh salad in summer or add some veg in with the mince

This is the 2nd recipe in the series, for the first see here


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Recipe Rating

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.