Easy Shepherd's Pie Recipe

Looking for an easy Easy Shepherd's Pie recipe? Learn how to make Easy Shepherd's Pie using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by athenaa

Makes 6 servings



Shepherd's Pie is an English dish, traditionally made with lamb or mutton. Americans typically make Shepherd's Pie with beef. The English (and Australians and New Zealanders) call the beef dish a "cottage pie". Naming conventions aside, Shepherd's Pie is essentially a casserole, lined with cooked meat and vegetables, topped with mashed potatoes, and baked.

Recipe Ingredients for Easy Shepherd's Pie

1 1/2 lbs lean hamburger
2 cups chopped carrots, corn, peas
2 lbs potatoes (3 big ones)
4 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup beef broth
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 Salt, pepper, other seasonings of choice
2 cloves garlic
3 tablespoon cornstarch

Recipe Directions for Easy Shepherd's Pie

  1. Peel and quarter potatoes, boil in salted water until tender (about 20 minutes).

  2. While the potatoes are cooking, melt 2 Tablespoons butter in large frying pan.

  3. Sauté onions in butter until tender over medium heat (10 mins). If you are adding vegetables, add them according to cooking time. Put any carrots in with the onions. Add corn or peas either at the end of the cooking of the onions, or after the meat has initially cooked.

  4. Add ground beef and sauté until no longer pink. Add salt and pepper. Add worcesterchire sauce. Add half a cup of beef broth and cook, uncovered, over low heat for 10 minutes, adding more beef broth as necessary to keep moist.

  5. Mash potatoes in bowl with remainder of butter, season to taste.

  6. Place beef and onions in baking dish. Distribute mashed potatoes on top. Rough up with a fork so that there are peaks that will brown nicely. You can use the fork to make some designs in the potatoes as well.

  7. Cook in 400 degree oven until bubbling and brown (about 30 minutes). Broil for last few minutes if necessary to brown.

Categories

Beef, Potatoes, Vegetables, Main Dish, English, Bake, Broil, Saute

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 338.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
404
Calories from Fat
139
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
15.5g
24%
Saturated Fat
8.3g
41%
Trans Fat
0.2g
Cholesterol
106mg
35%
Sodium
286mg
12%
Potassium
1151mg
33%
Total Carbohydrates
31.8g
11%
Dietary Fiber
4.7g
19%
Sugars
4.1g
Protein
33.2g
Vitamin A 127% Vitamin C 54%
Calcium 4% Iron 23%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • High in niacin
  • High in selenium
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin B12
  • High in vitamin C
  • High in zinc
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
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