Shepherd's Pie (The Real Thing!)

Shepherd's Pie (The Real Thing!) created by 2 hats

This is a traditional English pub style recipe. I can make this anywhere in the world and it will evoke memories of pub lunches! This is no way a diet item! Its a robust & hearty dish!

Ready In:
1hr
Serves:
Units:

ingredients

directions

  • Use 1/2 a can of Guiness Stout to marinade ground lamb. Leave covered in fridge for at least 1 hr and if possible overnight.
  • In a hot pan, put in olive oil and add mince lamb to brown. Strain cooked mince with a big sieve, separating meat & juice.
  • Reheat same pan, add more olive oil and now saute & brown diced onions, garlic and carrot till fragrant and translucent.
  • Add the cooked mince into this pan and mix well.
  • Add dried marjoram, rosemary and thyme and mix well.
  • Pour left over juice from the mince into the pan and add all the Worcestershire sauce and half of the English parsley and stir well.
  • Cook on low heat for 20 mins and when it starts bubbling, add in flour to thicken the mixture.
  • Add salt & pepper to taste.
  • Cook potatoes in salted water till soft enough to mash.
  • Strain potatoes and mash with a big knob of salted butter, cream and milk (totally full fat!). Season with salt, pepper and a dash of nutmeg powder.
  • Pour cooked mince mixture in a big enough pyrex dish.
  • Layer the mash potato on top and seal the edges.
  • Bake or brown in oven for 20 to 30 mins at 180 degrees celsius.
  • Serve with a side of boiled cabbage & carrots with lots of butter and sprinkle leftover English parsley!
Submit a Recipe Correction

MY PRIVATE NOTES

Add a Note
Advertisement
Enter The Sweepstakes
Advertisement

RECIPE MADE WITH LOVE BY

@KaffirLime
Contributor
@KaffirLime
Contributor
"This is a traditional English pub style recipe. I can make this anywhere in the world and it will evoke memories of pub lunches! This is no way a diet item! Its a robust & hearty dish!"

Join The Conversation

all
reviews
tweaks
q&a
sort by:
  1. 2 hats
    Shepherd's Pie (The Real Thing!) Created by 2 hats
  2. 2 hats
    Great recipe and not too challenging considering was my first ever attempt at baking something... I added some fresh chilli, coriander and Tabasco sauce to spice it up a bit.. Good hearty meal...
  3. karenury
    Shepherd's Pie (The Real Thing!) Created by karenury
  4. Hilfy1000
    Since Publix stiffed me on the ground lamb (funny, they have a grinder and lamb, why can't they grind some when I asked for it?) I had to use ground beef, but it still came out great! Also substituted a Newcastle brown for the Guinness, but that's a personal preference type of thing. The herbs and the worcestershire sauce really blended with the beer to make a taste that was terrific and reminiscent of pub grub (which I miss dearly).
  5. jnpj7468
    This made such a wonderful dinner! The only thing I did differently was to add in a tin of peas. There were a lot of good flavors in there; I loved the combination of the herbs, Guinness, and Worcestershire sauce. Thanks for the recipe!
Advertisement

Find More Recipes