Homemade Shepherd’s Pie


Homemade Shepherd’s Pie

A delicious filling with lots of gravy underneath a fluffy layer of mashed potatoes – perfect for a cold night, or as a special St. Patrick’s Day treat.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Irish
Keyword Homade Shepherd’s Pie, Shepherd’s Pie
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 peoples
Calories 377kcal


  • Large Skillet
  • Casserole Dish


  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 clove garlic chopped
  • 2 onions finely chopped
  • 2 medium carrots finely diced
  • 2 sticks celery finely diced
  • ½ tbsp salt
  • ¼ tbsp ground paprika
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp white flour
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • cup red wine
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped parsley
  • ½ tbsp finely chopped thyme
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped rosemary
  • 4 cups mashed potatoes
  • ½  cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • Heat the oil over medium high heat in a big, deep frying pan. Brown the ground meat, then include the sliced veggies and sauté till softened.
  • Sprinkle some salt, paprika, pepper and flour over the pan. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in tomato paste and cook, stirring all the time, till it smells roasted approx.1 minute. Pour in the red wine OR beef broth if you prefer!, scratching any browned bits off the bottom.
  • Then stir in broth, herbs and peas, simmer 4-5 minutes and then let cool in a 7×11 inch baking dish.
  • In the meantime, make your favorite mashed potatoes. You need about 4 cups of mash to top off the casserole. About 1.5 pounds of peeled potatoes should yield enough.
  • Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Spread the mashed potatoes over the cold filling. (Be careful not to mix up the two.) Criss-cross with a fork for a great look and crispy edges! Sprinkle with the cheese. Bake at 400°F for 20 minutes or until golden (You can baking on a lined baking sheet to catch any spills).


  1. Ensure to brown the meat and veggies well for the most intense flavors.
  2. Do not skip cooling the filling. A cool filling is a lot easier}to top with mashed potatoes without mixing the layers.

Recipes source: www.savorynothings.com

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