Easy Shepherd’s Pie
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 5 mins
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins

Shepherd’s Pie is easy to make and delicious! It makes for a great weeknight family meal or Sunday supper. The hearty meat stew is topped with a creamy layer of mashed potatoes. Butter and milk are your friends here in order to make those mashed potatoes extra creamy and the whole dish smooth and comforting.

Course: Main Course
Servings: 5 people
  • 1 pound Lamb or Beef Mince
  • .5 pound Fresh or Frozen Peas
  • 2 pounds Potatos
  • 17 ounces Beef Stock
  • 3.5 ounces Butter
  • 1 large Onion
  • 2-3 medium Carrots
  • 5 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 4 tbsp Tomato Puree
  • Salt & Pepper to Taste
  • .5–1 cup Whole Milk
  • Sunflower Oil
Recipe Notes

Step 1: Chop & Saute
In a large frying pan, heat up a few tablespoons of oil. Sauté onion & carrots for 5 minutes before adding minced meat. Break up the meat and cook for about 5 minutes. Add beef stock, tomato puree, peas and Worcestershire sauce. Season with salt and black pepper. Reduce the heat to low-medium and simmer for 35 mins. Taste it. Add more seasoning, if needed. Now you can turn the heat off.

Step 2: Make the Potatoes
While the stew is simmering, cut the potatoes into 1-inch squares and boil in a separate pot. When soft, drain and put in a bowl. Add butter and milk (we recommend warming the milk before adding it to keep the potatoes hot). Mash together with a hand masher or an electronic mixer until you reach the desired consistency.

Step 3: Layer
Transfer the meat mix in an oven-proof dish (and individual ramekin dishes, if using) and top with mashed potatoes. Spread evenly. You can also use a piping bag to pipe the mash over the meat to make it look fancier.

Step 3: Bake
Bake in a preheated oven at 200°C/400°F for 20 minutes or until the mash turns golden brown.
Step 4: ENJOY!

Recipe courtesy of our friends at: Happy Foods Tube

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