Shepherds Pie

Shepherds Pie Recipe

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Diane Hopson Smith


Not sure where I found this recipe but it is a favorite! I did change the recipe up to work for me. The ingredients listed are with my changes. Feel free to change it up to work for you. You can use fresh veggies or canned, ground beef or ground round. I used canned mixed vegetables with carrots, beans and corn. Very tasty!!


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4 to 6
15 Min
30 Min


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1 lb
pound ground chuck beef
4 oz
can of mushrooms, sliced
1/2 c
onion, chopped
2 large
cloves garlic, pressed or finely minced
1 tsp
fresh ground pepper to taste
1 Tbsp
worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp
1/2 c
beef broth
1/2 c
heavy cream
1 can(s)
mixed vegetables, drained, you can use fresh or frozen, your choice
2 c
mashed potatoes
1/8 c
chopped chives (or finely sliced green onions with tops)
2 c
finely-shredded cheddar cheese or cheese blend, divided
1 tsp
sweet hungarian paprika

How to Make Shepherds Pie


  • 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 2Place ground beef, mushrooms, onion, garlic, salt, and pepper in a large heavy skillet. Saute, breaking up ground beef, until the juices have almost evaporated.
  • 3Stir in Worcestershire, then flour. Cook 1 minute, stirring often. Add beef broth, stirring to combine, then heavy cream. Simmer until gravy thickens. Pour into glass baking dish. Let cool slightly, then sprinkle green peas evenly on top of beef.
  • 4In a mixing bowl, combine mashed potatoes, chives, 1 cup of the Cheddar cheese, and salt. Spread evenly on top of beef layer. Spread remaining cup of Cheddar cheese on top and sprinkle lightly with paprika.
  • 5Bake about 30 minutes until cheese has melted and is slightly browned. Let rest 15 minutes before serving.

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About Shepherds Pie

Course/Dish: Beef, Potatoes, Savory Pies
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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