Super Easy Shepards Pie

Shepards Pie is one of those meals that I enjoy making, it is a complete meal in my opinion. This recipe has meat, vegetables and a potato topping. Do not forget the cheese, and who doesn’t love cheese with their food? 

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Shepherds Pie is a meal that has been made for generations and is well loved.

This recipe for Super Easy Shepards Pie is just what it says, super easy, but it is delicious, flavorful and is great for anytime.

Of course, the original Shepards Pie was made with lamb, but we have changed it to ground beef as a more accessible meat. You can certainly use Lamb for a more original flavor.

Frequently Asked Questions:

            How do I store this dish?

This Shepards Pie should be covered tightly and stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

            Can I freeze this dish?

Yes, place the food into a freezer safe container and then into the freezer. It will remain good for up to 3 months.

            What makes this recipe special?

The recipe is altered to make it an even easier recipe to make, it is budget friendly, tastes great and is one recipe that has been around for generations, except we changed the lamb for ground beef.

What you need to make Super Easy Shepards Pie

            1 pound Ground Beef, lean

            2 onions, finely diced

            2 tbsp Oil

            1 Garlic Clove, minced

            2 stalks celery, sliced thin

            2 Carrots, finely chopped

Gravy:

            ⅓ cup Red Wine

            1 cup Beef Broth

            ¼ tsp Paprika

            ½ tsp Salt

            2 tbsp Tomato Paste

            2 tbsp Flour

            1 tsp Rosemary

            1 tbsp Parsley, chopped

            ½ tsp Thyme

            1 cup Peas, frozen, then thawed

Topping:

            4 cups Mashed Potatoes

            ½ to ¾ cups Cheddar Cheese, shredded

How to make Super Easy Shepards Pie

FIRST STEP:

In a deep skillet over medium high heat, crumble and brown the ground beef

Add in the vegetables and cook until the vegetables are soft

a)

b)

Preheat the oven to 400*

Lightly spray a 9×13 baking dish

Season the meat with salt, pepper and paprika

Add in the tomato paste and stir until it is mixed

Add in the Red Wine and stir to combine all, scraping bits off the bottom of the skillet

Add in the beef broth, peas and the herbs

a)

b)

c)

Stir and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes

Spoon the mixture into the prepared baking dish

SECOND STEP:

Make the mashed potatoes

Carefully spread over the top of the mixture in the pan, being careful not to combine the potatoes with the grave

Using the tines of the fork, make lines across the top of the potatoes in both directions

Sprinkle with the cheese

THIRD STEP:

Place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes or until the potato tops are brown

Enjoy!

YUM!

Super Easy Shepards Pie

Super Easy Shepards Pie

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

  •             1 pound Ground Beef, lean
  •             2 onions, finely diced
  •             2 tbsp Oil
  •             1 Garlic Clove, minced
  •             2 stalks celery, sliced thin
  •             2 Carrots, finely chopped
  • Gravy:
  •             ⅓ cup Red Wine
  •             1 cup Beef Broth
  •             ¼ tsp Paprika
  •             ½ tsp Salt
  •             2 tbsp Tomato Paste
  •             2 tbsp Flour
  •             1 tsp Rosemary
  •             1 tbsp Parsley, chopped
  •             ½ tsp Thyme
  •             1 cup Peas, frozen, then thawed
  • Topping:
  •             4 cups Mashed Potatoes
  •             ½ to ¾ cups Cheddar Cheese, shredded

Instructions

FIRST STEP:

In a deep skillet over medium high heat, crumble and brown the ground beef

Add in the vegetables and cook until the vegetables are soft

Preheat the oven to 400*

Lightly spray a 9x13 baking dish

Season the meat with salt, pepper and paprika

Add in the tomato paste and stir until it is mixed

Add in the Red Wine and stir to combine all, scraping bits off the bottom of the skillet

Add in the beef broth, peas and the herbs

Stir and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes

Spoon the mixture into the prepared baking dish

SECOND STEP:

Make the mashed potatoes

Carefully spread over the top of the mixture in the pan, being careful not to combine the potatoes with the grave

Using the tines of the fork, make lines across the top of the potatoes in both directions

Sprinkle with the cheese

THIRD STEP:

Place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes or until the potato tops are brown

Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 124Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 6gCholesterol: 186mgSodium: 242mgSugar: 14gProtein: 12g