Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins

I was never too fond of Shepherd's Pie until I tried this recipe. Have been making it ever since. I especially like that there is quite a bit of sauce in the meat mixture. You can add more or scale back a bit if there is too much sauce.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown beef; drain and run under hot water to get rid of excess fat, then add back to pan.
  2. Add onion, green pepper, and celery.
  3. Saute 5 minute.
  4. Add mixed vegetables.
  5. Stir together water, beef bouillon, tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, mixed spices, salt, pepper, and cornstarch.
  6. Pour 2 cups of this into meat mixture.
  7. Cover and simmer 30 minute.
  8. Meanwhile, cook potatoes.
  9. When done add butter, salt, pepper, milk, and a little paprika.
  10. Mash together to make a creamy potato.
  11. Pour remaining sauce into meat mixture.
  12. Cook for 12 minute.
  13. or until thickened.
  14. Add a LITTLE more cornstarch/water combo if needed.
  15. Put meat mixture into a casserole dish.
  16. Top with creamed potatoes.
  17. Sprinkle with paprika.
  18. Bake at 375F until potatoes are golden on top- approx.45 minute.


Most Helpful

This recipe was not only delicious but simple to make. The only thing I would do differently is make more mashed potatoes...because the quantity wasn't specified I only used two and it really needed more. Overall the flavor was incredible and it really did make the perfect amount of sauce.

ophelia2112 December 20, 2005

Changed a few little things in the more garlic and celery and added corn. But it was really good!

ihchicky October 15, 2006

This was very good, i sprinkled sharp cheddar chesses the last 15 minutes...mmm...

going old school July 19, 2005

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