Granny's Shepards Pie By Freda



Definately Comfort Food at its Best. . This was always a staple in our home while growing up. This was considered a fancy meal back then, in the 50's.

Its Ready in less than 30 Min. Actually was made From leftovers or staples in your Pantry.

My Grandmother used to Call this a "cottage Pie", But My Mom always called this "Shepards Pie". This Dish carry's Many names over centuries, and is an old timey version, and is still carried on today on my own dinner table.
Fun to Make In Individual casserole dishes and can freeze well to Heat & serve anytime or great for Seniors or Shut ins.


★★★★★ 2 votes

6 hungry folks easily
15 Min
15 Min



  • ·
    potatoes boiled and mashed ( use 1 med potato per person)
  • 1 Lb
    ground beef or sub left over pot roast,
  • 1 med
    onion, (chopped and diced)
  • 1- 1 1/2 C
    carrots ( chopped and diced ) fresh or frozen
  • 1 -1/2 C
    frozen peas
  • ·
    season: with salt pepper and garlic pdr to your taste.

  • 2 Tbs
    butter melted
  • 2 Tbs
  • 1- 1 1/2 C
    cups beef stock
  • 1 Tbs
    or 2 of worchestershire sauce, or kitchen bouquet.

  • 2 Tbs
    sour cream
  • 1 lg
    egg yolk
  • ·
    sprinkle of paprika

How to Make Granny's Shepards Pie By Freda


  1. Boil and Mash Potatoes as Normal. Set aside.
    (I use 1 Med Potato per Person, This usually works well)
  2. In a large Skillet, Brown Beef. Or heat your Left over pot roast.
    Add seasonings
    Add Onions
    Add Carrots
  3. In Seperate Skillet;
    add Butter to melt over med heat.
    add flour and whisk well into a smooth paste.(This is called a Rue)
    now add Beef stock and whisk till smooth and gravy consistency.
    Add worchestershire sauce or Kitchen Bouquet for color and additional flavor.
  4. Pour Gravy over the Browned beef & Vegies in skillet.
    Mix well.
    Pour into Pam sprayed Casserole Dish. spread evenly.
  5. To your Mashed Potatoes;
    add Sour Cream and the 1 egg yolk. Mix well.
    Spread over top of the Beef & Vegie Mixture.
    Sprinkle with Paprika
    Place under Broiler Just Long enough to See a Golden Brown Top, and its ready to serve.
    Enjoy with Fresh baked Bread or Garlic bread.

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