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Stainless steel baking dish filled with baked shepherd's pie.

Super Shepherd's Pie

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, English
Keyword: Shepherd's pie, Shepherds Pie, Super Shepherds Pie, Cottage Pie
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 314kcal
Author: Laureen King
Pure comfort food Shepherd's pie consists of ground beef and veggies in a savoury gravy, topped with fluffy mashed potatoes.
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  • pounds extra lean ground beef
  • 7 medium potatoes 6-7 cups raw, chopped
  • 3 carrots chopped 2 ½ cups raw, chopped
  • 1 onion chopped about 1 cup
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 cup corn frozen or fresh
  • 1 cup green beans frozen or fresh
  • 1 cup peas frozen or fresh
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 packet beef gravy mix prepared as per instructions
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded


  • Peel and cut potatoes into cubes. Boil in salted water until tender, about 15-20 minutes. Drain.
  • Add the butter and milk. Mash with potato masher until fluffy. Set aside.
  • Using a large heavy skillet add ground beef, salt and pepper. Cook until meat is browned. Set aside.
  • Using the same skillet drain fat from skillet, leaving about 1 tablespoon. Add onions, carrots and garlic. Sauté over medium heat until tender.
  • Stir in the green beans, corn and peas. Simmer for about 4-5 minutes.
  • In the meantime prepare the gravy mix as per package directions.
  • Mix together the gravy, ground beef and vegetables. Stir in the tomato paste and thyme.  Spread mixture into 2 quart casserole dish.
  • Top with the mashed potatoes. Cover and bake at 350º fahrenheit for 40-50 minutes.
  • Optional - add shredded cheddar cheese. Remove from oven, sprinkle with 1 cup of cheese. Return to oven and bake uncovered for an additional 10 minutes or until has melted.



Calories: 314kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 547mg | Potassium: 566mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 4578IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 153mg | Iron: 3mg