Slow Cooker Shepherd's Pie

Brenda Downey


I love this recipe! One of my friends gave me this recipe and wanted me to try it, but after preparing it, we loved it, and now I make it all the time! Delish!

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8-12 servings


40 Min


8 Hr


Slow Cooker Crock Pot


8 medium
cut up skinned and boiled potatoes
1 stick
butter (salted or unsalted)
1/2-3/4 c
1 1/2 tsp
salt (or preferred salt seasoning)
1 tsp
2 lb
ground beef (85-90 % lean)
2 Tbsp
all purpose flour
TWO 10 1/2 oz
cans of french onion soups
16 oz
package frozen vegetable mix, thawed
16 oz
shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 pt
sour cream (topping-optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

Mashed Potatoes:

1. Skin 10 medium size potatoes

2. Cut Potatoes into large squares and place in boiling salted water.

3. Bring water to simmer and simmer potatoes for about 20-25 minutes.

4. Strain potatoes and mash them using mixer or masher. NOTE: make sure potato's are really drained of waters.

5. Add 1 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of pepper (see ingredients)

6. Add Milk a little at a time and stir until preferred consistency..may add more milk, if needed. NOTE: Make sure the consistency of mashed potato's are not too creamy. Make them medium creamy, little more on drier side (potato's can dissipate or become too soggy while later cooking in crock pot).

7. Set Mashed Potatoes to the side for later use
Ground Beef Mixture:

8. Cook Beef in a large skillet over medium to high heat for about 10 minutes or until no longer pink. Stir ground beef as it cooks in order to make it crumbly.

9. Drain cooked ground beef, then add flour to beef and stir together on medium heat for only 30 seconds. Do not burn flour.

10. Add the two cans of French Onion soups to beef mixture stirring constantly on medium heat for about 3 more minutes or until slightly thickened.

11. Stir in Vegetable mix.

12. Lightly grease a 5 1/2 - 6 quart slow cooker, and spoon the beef mixture into it.

13. Add the (prepared) mashed potatoes by spooning it over top of the beef mixture.

14. Add the shredded cheese on top of mashed potatoes (I always lots of cheese, since I love!)

15. Cover and cook on LOW setting for 4 hours. Let stand for about 10 minutes before serving.

16. Optional: I love to add Sour Cream on top of mine!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Savory Pies
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: English
Hashtag: #pot