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!

★★★★★ 1 vote
30 Min
1 Hr


4-5 medium
potatoes, peeled & quartered
butter, milk, salt & pepper
2 lb
ground beef
1 medium
onion, chopped
1 large
carrot, diced small
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


  • 1Boil potatoes in salted water until tender - drain. Add butter, milk, salt & pepper. Mash and set aside.
  • 2In 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.
  • 3Add 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.
  • 4To frying pan on medium high heat, add reserved fat. Add flour and whisk together making a roux.
  • 5Add 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.
  • 6Pour corn on top of all, spreading out to cover entire top.
  • 7Spread mashed potatoes over all, evenly.
  • 8Bake in preheated 350 deg. oven 45 min. - 1 hour.

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About Shepherd's Pie

Course/Dish: Beef, Savory Pies