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The Classy Cook

Shepherd’s Pie

shepherd's pie recipe prepared in a bowl on a wooden table

This traditional Irish/English meal is made of a tasty meat mixture and mashed potatoes. Layered and topped with cheese, it’s sure to become a favorite with your family.

Submitted by Holly Taylor

Ingredients for

meat layer

1 pound ground beef

1 medium onion, chopped

1 1/2 teaspoons garlic

1 1/2 teaspoons parsley

1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce

2 tablespoons flour

2 tablespoons ketchup or tomato sauce

1 cup beef broth

Salt and pepper to taste

10 ounces frozen peas and carrots

Ingredients for

mashed potatoes

3 medium potatoes

1/2 stick butter

1/4 cup milk or Half & Half

1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder

Salt and pepper to taste

3/4 teaspoon paprika

1/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese


1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese


Brown beef in skillet. Add onion, garlic, ketchup, flour, broth, and seasonings.

Stir thoroughly. Add frozen peas and carrots. Stir and set aside.

Make mashed potatoes: wash, peal, chop, and cook potatoes in a small amount of water until done. Add butter, milk, cheese, and seasonings. Whip with mixer until smooth.

Spread meat mixture in bottom of 9 x 13 inch casserole dish.

Spread mashed potatoes over meat mixture.

Bake for 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

Sprinkle remaining cheese on top and bake for an additional 10 minutes.

Cool for 10 minutes before serving.

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