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Homemade Irish shepherds pie
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Shepherds Pie

Traditionally Shepherds Pie would be made with ground lamb, most often in the states, you see it made with ground beef.  Here we will use Beef, however, substitute ground lamb for beef and keep the recipe the same otherwise to create a traditional shepherds pie.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Irish
Servings: 6
Calories: 1211kcal


  • 1.5 lbs Ground Beef
  • 3 lbs Mashed Potatoes Use 6 medium size potatoes, peel, cube, boil until tender, add 6 Tbl. butter, and 1/2 cup milk or cream. Season, with salt and pepper
  • 1 lb. Frozen Corn
  • 2 cups Beef Broth
  • 2 oz. Roux 2 T. Buttter, 2T. Flour. Combine notes, cook slowly stirring until Nutty aroma
  • 2 Tbsp. Tomato Paste Optional
  • 1/2 tsp. Rosemary Chopped
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 each Onion medium, diced


  • Cook Ground Beef off in skillet, season with Salt and Pepper
  • Drain off fat, remove meat from the pan, saute onion, mix with the beef
  • In a saucepan add stock, tomato, Worcestershire sauce, whisk in prepared cooked roux as listed
  • Simmer the sauce or gravy, adjust the thickness of the sauce, add more stock or water if too thick.  The sauce should coat the back of a spoon when immersed and extracted from the sauce.
  • Spray a 2-quart casserole dish with pan spray, on the bottom of the pan, spread the beef-onion mixture evenly, cover the meat with sauce, 
  • Place a layer of frozen corn over the top of the beef/gravy evenly you (could use frozen mixed vegetables as well)
  • Take your mashed potatoes and spread them evenly over the layer of corn, this will be a thicker layer.  Drizzle melted butter, or brush melted butter or olive oil over the top of the potatoes.  
  • Bake at 375 until the entire casserole is bubbly hot, or potatoes get slightly browned.  Serve. 


This is a nice dish for individual casserole dishes if you have them.


Calories: 1211kcal | Carbohydrates: 210g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 662mg | Potassium: 3129mg | Fiber: 17g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 115IU | Vitamin C: 190.5mg | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 6.4mg