Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 40 mins
Cook 30 mins

I lived in Brisbane for 18 months in 1988-1989. While there I picked up a cookbook used in high schools to teach home ec. There I found the nicest shepherd's pie that my family still enjoys. Sometimes I make two, and freeze one, and I ALWAYS make a big one so we can have for lunch the next day.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large saucepan, cook mince, onion and carrot till mince is cooked through. Drain fat.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 10 minutes. If mixture is wetter than you light, add tablespoon of flour and stir.
  3. Place meat mixture in casserole dish. Top with mashed potatoes.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.


Most Helpful

Technically this is a Cottage Pie as it is based on ground beef. A Shepherd's Pie is based on ground lamb - and finely chopped leftover lamb from a roast is extra good. The recipe posted is a good basic one for either Cottage or Shepherd's Pie. Most Aussie home cooks have their own variations on this classic comfort food. Thank you for posting.

Heatherbelle2 October 14, 2007

I loved this Shepherd Pie. I've looked for a long time for that both my husband and I would like. The sauce flavors the beef so well and makes the perfect amount of sauce for the mash.

Debbie R. October 13, 2007

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