Shepherd's Pie
Beef and Pork Shepard’s Pie
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 
This tasty, hearty Shepherd's Pie is made with both beef and pork with a savory brown gravy, homemade mashed potatoes and topped with cheddar cheese!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: casserole, cottage pie, shepard's pie, sheperd's pie
Servings: 4 servings
Ingredients
Meat Mixture
  • 3/4 lb of ground beef
  • 3/4 lb of ground pork
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley diced
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1/2 cup of carrots diced
  • 1/2 cup of frozen peas
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 tsp of garlic powder or 4 garlic cloves minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
brown gravy
  • 2 tbs flour
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 1 cup of beef broth homemade or canned
Mashed Potatoes
  • 3 potatoes peeled and cubed to 1 inch pieces
  • 1 tbsp half and half creamer
  • 2 tbsp of butter
  • salt to taste
  • 4 oz of shredded cheddar cheese as a topping
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Mashed Potatoes
  3. In a medium pot on high heat, boil water for potatoes. Meanwhile, peel and cut potatoes into one inch cubes (and prep onions, carrots and parsley for meat mixture.) Boil potatoes for 12 minutes or until soft. In a large mixing bowl, mix potatoes 2 tbs of butter, half and half creamer and salt to taste until smooth.
  4. Meat Mixture
  5. In a large skillet on medium heat, add olive oil, onions and carrots for 5 min. Add ground meat and break up big pieces while stirring. When meat is browned, add garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce, parsley and peas. Cook for 15 minutes on medium/high heat.
Brown Gravy
  1. Meanwhile, in a separate small saucepan on medium heat, add butter and flour to make a rue. As butter is melting add flour and stir until a thick rue forms. Add beef stock and stir until a creamy brownish sauce forms.
  2. Add gravy to meat mixture and stir until well combined.
  3. In a 8"x8"x3" baking dish, spread out meat mixture followed by mashed potatoes. Top with cheddar cheese and bake for 10 minutes.
Recipe Notes

Boil water for mashed potatoes as you are prepping and making the meat mixture and gravy to save time.