Shepherd's Pie with Garlic Mashed Potatoes

"I got this out of a magazine many years ago (can't remember which one). I try different shepherd's pie recipes but always come back to this one. The prep time is merely guess work as is the number it feeds (depends on the appetite of those eating)."
photo by Hipfan photo by Hipfan
photo by Hipfan
photo by Hipfan photo by Hipfan
Ready In:
1hr 40mins




  • In large nonstick skillet over medium heat, cook ground beef until no longer pink, breaking it up as it cooks.
  • Add onions and garlic; cook until softened.
  • Stir in flour, pepper, salt, thyme and savory.
  • Add broth, water, worcestershire sauce, bay leaf and carrots.
  • Cover loosely and simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 20 minutes or until quite thick and carrots are tender.
  • Stir in corn.
  • Add salt to taste.
  • Remove bay leaf.
  • Spread mixture in 11 x 7 baking dish.
  • let cool slightly.
  • Garlic mashed potatoes: in boiling salted water, cook potatoes with garlic until tender.
  • Drain well and mash.
  • Beat in milk, salt and pepper.
  • Reserve 1 tbsp.
  • of beaten eagg; beat remainder into potatoes.
  • Spread over meat mixture; brush with reserved egg.
  • Bake in 400 oven for 29 minutes or until bubbling.

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  1. ladyfingers
    This was easy to make, the finished product looked nice and it tasted good. It just wasn't yummy delicious. The bottom part seemed to be lacking in flavor; the garlicky potatoes mixed in helped a bit. Maybe my family just isn't in to comfort one-dish meals that much--they're more to blame than the recipe!
  2. Hipfan
    So good and comforting! DH had a we chose your recipe and we weren't disappointed. We didn't use corn, but that is just personal preference...we followed the rest of the recipe to a 'T' and it turned out great. We will make this one again. Thanks for sharing!
  3. Spectatrix
    Absolutely delicious -- my boyfriend and I absolutely loved this! Changes I made: I used canned cream corn, added a can of sweet peas, and used instant mashed potatoes instead of fresh (I did add egg and garlic) because I was crunched for time. Next time I make this (and there definitely will be a next time!), I'll use fresh potatoes. :)
  4. Primordial
    great dish. I didn't cut up the potatoes into cubes because I find that makes the final mash too soggy. Instead, I microwave them for a couple minutes to get the middles cooking, and then transfer them to the pot and boil them whole until a knife slides in and out without sticking.
  5. galadriel
    I make this ecipe all the time. Excellent recipe with a wonderful taste. My husband and I love garlic in rcipes that I make. Thanks Darlene10. This recipe is a keeper.



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