Australian Shepherd's Pie

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by jillybean1961

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.

Top Review by Heatherbelle2

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.

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.

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