Shepherd's Pie

Shepherd's Pie

Recipe submitted by Charlie on May 30th, 2009

This easy and delicious recipe makes for a great family dinner on a cold winter night. Particularly good for kids who don't like veges too much as you can put heaps in and they won't really notice!

Prep time:   20 minutes
Cook time:   1 hour
Servings:   4

Pie Filling:
2 tbsp oil
1 large onion
2 tbsp minced garlic
500 gms premium beef mince
1/4 cup red wine
1/4 cup water
1 tbsp beef stock
1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
1 tsp ground coriander
1 400 gm can diced tomatoes
1 tbsp tomato paste
4 cups diced vegetables (e.g. carrots, peas, corn)
salt & pepper

Pie Topping
4 medium potatoes
4 large cauliflower florets
1 large kumara
2 tbsp butter
salt & pepper
1/2 cup grated cheese

Heat oil in large pot and fry chopped onion and garlic until soft
Add mince and cook until browned
Add in the rest of the filling ingredients, mix well and bring to boil
Reduce heat to lowest setting and cook uncovered for 30 mins or until mixture has reduced and is very thick. Stir often..
Add salt & pepper to taste

Peel and boil the potatoes and kumara, steam the cauliflower until cooked through
Drain, add the butter and coarsely mash all together, add salt & pepper to taste

Pour filling mixture into large lasagne type oven dish, top with mashed vege mix and smooth over with fork
Sprinkle grated cheese on top and bake in preheated oven at 180 degrees for 30 mins or until cheese starts to brown.
Let stand for 5 mins then enjoy!

Average Rating:   (5 votes)

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    • Veeka posted on April 15th, 2020
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      Thank you for the recipe loved it [100% emoji]

    • Caroline Fribbance posted on May 1st, 2016
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      As a Kiwi living in Pommieland wanted a shepherds pie with a Kiwi flavour for some French visitors this weekend...doubled the quantities and have just the job.....brilliant! Thank you

    • Roslyn posted on May 26th, 2013
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      Simply delicious. My family love it. Thank you for sharing this receipe.

    • Zora posted on August 5th, 2012
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      Simple and tasty, a great basic pie recipe! Easy to tweak if you need or want. For example tonight I made the mash topping with kumara and carrots.

    • cathy j posted on October 19th, 2011
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      Yum Yum! I am just starting to get adventurous with adding flavours such as herbs & red wine to my recipes. I also needed to cook a dish where I could hide vegetables without my children suspecting! Hey presto! This meal was perfect and much tastier than the usual boring "hum drum" shepherd's pie. It is more adventurous than the usual one I choose out of the Edmonds Cookery book. This dish is devine; I love it, and it is a big hit with my children, who are all under the age of seven!