Shepherd's Pie

Shepherd's Pie Recipe

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Mary Mayers


This is one of my family's favorite comfort foods. I serve it with a tossed salad, and some Italian bread. Yummo!


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30 Min
1 Hr


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  • 4-5 medium
    potatoes, peeled & quartered
  • ·
    butter, milk, salt & pepper
  • 2 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 medium
    onion, chopped
  • 1 large
    carrot, diced small
  • 2
    celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 c
    beef broth
  • 3 Tbsp
    pan drippings
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
    allspice, ground
  • ·
    salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 14 oz can(s)
    whole kernal corn, drained

How to Make Shepherd's Pie


  1. Boil potatoes in salted water until tender - drain. Add butter, milk, salt & pepper. Mash and set aside.
  2. In large frying pan saute onion, celery & carrol until translucent. Add ground beef, breaking apart into small pieces and browning until no pink is visible. Drain off fat reserving 3 tbsps. for roux.
  3. Add allspice, salt & pepper to meat mixture. Stir together well, then pour into casserole dish large enough to hold it with about a 2 inch headspace.
  4. To frying pan on medium high heat, add reserved fat. Add flour and whisk together making a roux.
  5. Add beef broth and whisk quickly so lumps will not occur. Salt & pepper to taste. Pour over meat mixture and allow to run down in to the meat.
  6. Pour corn on top of all, spreading out to cover entire top.
  7. Spread mashed potatoes over all, evenly.
  8. Bake in preheated 350 deg. oven 45 min. - 1 hour.

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About Shepherd's Pie

Course/Dish: Beef, Savory Pies

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