17 Reviews

I've loved Shepherd's Pie since I was a little girl, and have been looking for a good recipe for it almost as long. I think my search has ended. This was delicious! I did cut the allspice down to 1/4 tsp and added 3 tbsp flour to the meat (there was no amount listed for the flour addition). My husband was pleased with he results and so was I!

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Bev March 01, 2002

The combination of allspice and vinegar give it a very unusual flavor for the ordinarily mundane version of shepher's pie that I am used to. This was very good and I will be making it again.

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Bertha C. February 16, 2002

I haven't had many Shepherd/Cottage Pies because they were always a little bland and dry. But this was delicious... the best I've had. I had two helpings!

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troyh February 11, 2002

This was very delicious and much easier than I anticipated. I actually used a Cabernet Sauvignon Red Wine Vinegar that was a little strong, but I think I liked the fact that it imparted more flavor. Will definately make again -- only wish I had a pastry tube to make pretty designs with my potatoes on top. (Also I used a 2 qt casserole dish and it worked just fine, not sure it would have fit in a smaller one for me.

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Gay Gilmore February 11, 2002

This was delicious! We wanted some comfort food tonight and this was it! Good stick to your ribs food on a cold winters night! I sprinkled some cheddar cheese on the top during the last 5 minutes of baking otherwise would not change a thing.It was very easy and I had all of these things on hand. Meat and Potatoes loving DH had 2 helpings! Thanks for a great recipe!

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Little Bee December 02, 2003

I used this recipe to transform my sweet potato souffle leftovers. Made as directed, but spread with the sweet potatoes instead of white mashed. The flavor of the beef is just what I look for in a shepherd's pie. Will be using this again and again, with both types of potatoes! Thank you.

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Princess Pea November 25, 2012

This is truly a delicious shepherd's pie. I omit the two vinegar-based sauces, since we have food intolerances, and add in loads of carrots. Yum to the max.

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Mrs. K. Filipczak January 08, 2010

I really liked this. I added mixed vegetables to the meat mixture (which was ground soy for vegetarian husband). I only added a sprinkle of allspice, but loved the red wine vinegar and worchestshire sauce punch. Nice meal.

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L. Davenport March 25, 2008

Excellent recipe. I also like the "tang" the vinegar and worchestershire add to the dish. I added a bag of frozen peas and carrots to sneak some extra veggies into my family's dinner.

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Rhiannon Deux August 17, 2006

Great recipe but would like to clear one thing up. Traditionally, Cottage Pie is made with beef mince, and Shepherd's pie with lamb. In this recipe the beef could easily be subsituted with lamb to make a delicious Shepherd's Pie, otherwise it's Cottage Pie.

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ClaireCanada October 16, 2004
Shepherd's Pie