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Shepherd’s Pie

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Nothing is more comforting than meat and potatoes on a cold day. I made this because I find myself using ground beef in the same few recipes over and over again. Meatballs, spaghetti sauce, hamburgers, lettuce wraps, repeat. So I decided to try making my first Shepherd’s pie. I served it to my brother and husband and they loved it. I found that most recipe’s though are pretty bland so I added a few things to kick up the flavor a bit. It’s a healthy dinner, low in carbohydrates and very satisfying. Hope you like it!


  • 4 large potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 3 Tbsp Worcestershire
  • 1 dash hot sauce
  • 3 tbsp BBQ sauce
  • 1 Tbsp parsley
  • 1 can beef broth
  • 1 can of corn
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.  Add potatoes and cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes. Drain and mash. Mix in butter, finely chopped onion and 1/4 cup shredded cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste; set aside
  2. Heat oil in a large frying pan. Saute onions. Add ground beef and cook until well browned. Pour off extra fat, then stir in flour and cook 1 minute. Add ketchup, Worcestershire, hot sauce, BBQ sauce, parsley and beef broth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Spread the ground beef in an even layer on the bottom of a large casserole dish. Next, spread a layer of corn and peas. Top with the mashed potato mixture and sprinkle with remaining shredded cheese.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Garnish with paprika.

What  I say is that, if a fellow really likes potatoes, he must be a pretty decent  sort of fellow.- A.A Milne


Author: Domestic Ingenuity

I am a DIY-ing, crafting, thrifting, baking, sewing, cooking, deal-loving gal with too much energy and a love for creating.

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