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Shepherd’s Pie

Our Shepherd's Pie recipe is some serious comfort food! It's made with ground beef, vegetables, a rich brown sauce, and mashed potatoes.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Irish
Keyword: casserole, ground beef, potatoes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 551kcal
Cost: $8.87

Equipment

  • 9x9 baking dish
  • large skillet
  • Wooden mixing spoon
  • Measuring spoons
  • large pot
  • measuring cups
  • cutting board
  • chef's knife
  • vegetable peeler

Ingredients

MEAT FILLING:

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ cup onion diced
  • 1 ½ pounds ground beef or ground lamb
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ cup frozen peas
  • ½ cup frozen carrots
  • ½ cup frozen corn
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 ½ cup beef broth
  • 2 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour

MASHED POTATO TOPPING:

  • 2 pounds russet potatoes peeled, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon pepper
  • 6 Tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup half and half

Instructions

MAKE MEAT LAYER:

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the onions and cook for 3-5 minutes.
  • Add in ground beef or lamb, rosemary, thyme, salt, and pepper.
  • Cook for 6-8 minutes or until meat is browned.
  • Add in Worcestershire sauce and garlic, cook for 1 minute.
  • Add flour and tomato paste, stir until well combined.
  • Add in the broth and vegetables, bring to a boil.
  • Reduce to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes, occasionally stirring.
  • Remove from heat and set the mixture aside.

PREP OVEN:

  • Move the oven rack to the middle position and preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

MAKE MASHED POTATO TOPPING:

  • Peel and chop potatoes and place them in a large pot.
  • Cover with water and bring to a boil, cook until fork-tender, about 10-15 minutes.
  • Drain water and let potatoes sit in the hot pot for about 1 minute to evaporate any remaining liquid.
  • Add butter, half and half, sour cream, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder.
  • Mash the potatoes and stir until smooth.

ASSEMBLE:

  • Add meat mixture to a 9x9 baking dish.
  • Spread meat mixture into an even layer.
  • Spoon the mashed potatoes on top and carefully spread them into an even layer.

BAKE:

  • Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the edges of the potato layer begin to brown.

Nutrition

Serving: 1.25cup | Calories: 551kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 1079mg | Potassium: 1279mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2414IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 5mg