Shepherd’s Pie

Aug 11, 2010 by Sherry Tan | 3 Comments| Share it:   



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  • Prep: 30 mins. - 1 hr.
  • Cook: 30 mins. - 1 hr.
  • Serves: 4

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Another name for this recipe is cottage pie. However, traditionally, this is only called cottage pie when used with only beef mince. Shepherd’s Pie is mainly associated with lamb or mutton.


  • 1Kg / 2.2 lbs Minced Meat (Mutton/Beef/pork) I use Pork in this recipe
  • 500G / 1.1 lbs Potatoes for mashing
  • 1 Carrot (Diced)
  • 1 Onion (Diced)
  • 7 Button Mushrooms (Diced)
  • 50G / 17.6 ounces Grated Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 Tbsp Vegetable oil
  • 150G / 11.5 tbsp Butter
  • 1 Tbsp flour combine with 1 Tbsp of Butter
  • 30ml / 1 ounce Beef stock
  • 100ml / 3.38 ounces Milk
  • salt and pepper to season

Step 1

Dice the carrot, onion and button mushrooms.

Step 2

Heat the oil, and then saute the onion.

Step 3

When the onion turns brown, set aside.

Step 4

Heat the oil, and saute the diced carrots and diced button mushrooms.

Step 5

Set aside when they turn brown.

Step 6

Heat the oil with 50G / 3.8 tbsp of butter, then add in the minced meat.

Step 7

Keep stirring until it turns brown.

Step 8

Add in the carrots and button mushrooms. Add the stock and thicken with the butter and flour. Cook for another couples of minutes.

Step 9

Set aside.

Step 10

Boil the potatoes in salted water until it soft.

Step 11

Mash the potatoes with fork.

Step 12

Add in Milk and grated cheddar cheese. Mix well. When it reaches a smooth consistency, add in a pinch of salt and pepper to season.

Step 13

Add in the onion. Mix well.

Step 14

Transfer the meat into the baking dish. Spread it out to make an even layer.

Step 15

Spoon over the mashed potatoes and tease the surface with a fork to make some texture.

Step 16

Preheat the oven to 220 Degrees C / 428 Degrees F. Place the pie into the oven and bake for 30 minutes. Check the pie from time to time to make sure the potatoes layers aren't burning.

Step 17

Serve with steamed broccoli and pasta.

Now that you have learned how to make shepherd’s pie, please be sure to view these other lamb recipes and these beef recipes and these pork recipes.

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Oct 04, 2010

I made a different version of this.  It was really good. I just left out the meat, milk, butter, and flour. I used a instant 4-cheese potato mix, steamed veggies that I seasoned and added the potatoes on top. It was very tasty.  Thanks for this recipe! smile

Sherry Tan

Nov 24, 2010

Hi Luvveggies543, you are welcome! Just wish to share the thing i like with everybody. Now you gave me the idea how to make the shepherd’s pie in vegetarian version! Thank you!


Mar 29, 2011

What size is the tin you use for the recipe?

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