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Traditional Shepherd’s Pie

Step into the warmth of a comforting kitchen classic with our Traditional Shepherd's Pie. This hearty dish, born from the kitchens of Britain and Ireland, is a symphony of savory minced meat, flavorful vegetables, and creamy mashed potatoes. Perfect for a family dinner or a satisfying weeknight meal, this Shepherd's Pie is sure to become a cherished recipe in your home.
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The Story

The Traditional Shepherd's Pie is a layered masterpiece, with seasoned ground meat nestled beneath a velvety layer of mashed potatoes. The medley of carrots, peas, and onions adds both texture and sweetness, creating a balanced and satisfying bite in every forkful. Bake it to golden perfection, and watch it become a favorite for gatherings and comforting evenings alike.


1.5 pounds (700g) ground lamb or beef
1 large onion, finely chopped
2 carrots, diced
1 cup frozen peas
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 cup beef or vegetable broth
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Salt and pepper (to taste)
4 cups mashed potatoes
Fresh parsley (for garnish)
6 Servings

Prep Time:

0 Hrs 30 Mins

Cook Time:

0 Hrs 45 Mins

Total TIme:

0 Hrs 0 Mins



Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).


In a large skillet, brown the ground meat over medium heat. Drain any excess fat.


Add the chopped onion, carrots, peas, and minced garlic to the skillet. Cook until the vegetables are softened.


Stir in the tomato paste, beef or vegetable broth, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper. Simmer for 10-15 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld.


Transfer the meat and vegetable mixture to a baking dish, spreading it evenly.


Spoon the mashed potatoes over the meat mixture, spreading them with a spatula to cover the entire surface.


Create a decorative pattern on the mashed potatoes using a fork.


Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until the mashed potatoes are golden brown.


Garnish with fresh parsley before serving.

Tips for this recipe

For a golden and crispy top, run a fork over the surface of the mashed potatoes before baking. This creates ridges that will become delightfully crunchy in the oven.

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