Easy Beef Shepherd's Pie Recipe
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Easy Beef Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

Easy Beef Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

Introduction: Beef Shepherd’s Pie is a beloved comfort food known for its rich flavors and hearty satisfaction. Originating from the British Isles, this dish has become a cherished classic worldwide. Follow our step-by-step recipe to create your own homemade Beef Shepherd’s Pie, perfect for cozy family dinners or special occasions.


For the Meat Filling:

  • 1 1/2 pounds of ground beef
  • 1 finely chopped onion
  • 2 cloves of minced garlic
  • 2 diced carrots
  • 2 diced celery stalks
  • 1 cup of frozen peas
  • 2 tablespoons of tomato paste
  • 1 cup of beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons of dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil

For the Mashed Potatoes:

  • 4 large peeled and diced russet potatoes
  • 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup of whole milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Prepare the Mashed Potatoes:

  1. Place peeled and diced potatoes in a large pot of salted water.
  2. Bring water to a boil and cook potatoes until tender (about 15-20 minutes).
  3. Drain potatoes and return them to the pot.
  4. Add butter and milk to the pot with the potatoes.
  5. Mash until smooth and creamy, seasoning with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.

Prepare the Meat Filling: 6. Heat olive oil in a large skillet or frying pan over medium-high heat.

  1. Add chopped onion and cook for about 2 minutes until translucent.
  2. Stir in minced garlic and cook for another 30 seconds until fragrant.
  3. Add ground beef and cook until browned and no longer pink, breaking it apart with a spatula.
  4. Sprinkle flour over the cooked beef and stir to combine, cooking for an additional 2 minutes.
  5. Stir in diced carrots and celery and cook for 5 minutes until they begin to soften.
  6. Add tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, dried thyme, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
  7. Pour in beef broth and frozen peas, stirring until the mixture thickens. Simmer for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

Assemble and Bake: 14. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).

  1. Transfer the beef filling to a greased 9×13-inch baking dish, spreading it evenly.
  2. Carefully spread the mashed potatoes on top of the beef mixture, smoothing them with a fork for an even layer.

Bake: 17. Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for 25-30 minutes or until the top is golden brown, and the filling is bubbling.

Serve: 18. Allow the Shepherd’s Pie to cool for a few minutes before serving.

  1. Serve individual portions on plates and enjoy this comforting classic.

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