Hearty Shepherd’s Pie

Hearty Shepherd’s Pie

Serves 8
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 1 hour, 15 minutes
Total time 1 hour, 25 minutes
Meal type Condiment, Lunch
Misc Child Friendly, Gourmet, Serve Cold
A perfect hearty winter evening meal filled with beef, vegetables, herbs and red wine. Topped with creamy roasted garlic mashed potatoes


  • 2 tablespoons Oil (Or as needed)
  • 2 1/2lb Lean Ground Beef ((Or Lamb))
  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • 2 tablespoons Flour
  • 1 cup Freeze Dried Corn
  • 1 cup Freeze Dried Peas
  • 2 cups Dry Red Wine
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Rosemary (Finely Chopped)
  • 2 teaspoons Fresh Thyme (Finely Chopped)
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 3 cans (14.5 oz) beef stock
  • 1 can (6 oz) tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons Onion Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 6 dashes Worcestershire Sauce
  • 4 dashes Hot Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Salt (Or to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper (Or to taste)

Roasted Garlic Creamy Mashed Potatoes

  • 2 heads Garlic
  • 2 teaspoons Oil
  • Pinch salt
  • Pinch pepper
  • 1 can (49.5 oz) chicken stock
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 can Harvester Farms Potatoes (Oxygen absorber removed)
  • 1 Block (8 oz) Cream Cheese ((or Mascarpone Cheese))
  • 1 Stick Butter
  • 3/4 teaspoons Black Pepper (Or to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon Salt (Or to taste)


Shepards Pie
Step 1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Step 2
In a large, wide bottom pot, heat over high heat until hot. Add 2 Tbsp. oil to the pot. Saute onions and carrots over medium-high heat until golden about 15-20 minutes.
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Step 3
Add the beef and saute until completely cooked. Add the butter and flour and cook until 2 minutes longer.
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Step 4
Add the freeze dried peas, corn, red wine, rosemary, thyme, bay leaves, beef stock, tomato paste onion, garlic powder, Worcestershire and hot sauce. Bring to a simmer and let cook until peas and corn fully absorb the moisture, about 5-10 minutes.
Shepherds-pie recipe step 4
Step 5
Season with salt and pepper to taste. Remove bay leaves.
Step 6
Place cooked beef mixture into a greased glass baking dish with at least 4-inch sides. Top with garlic creamy mashed potatoes(you may pipe them on with a pastry bag if desired)
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Step 7
Bake in the oven (uncovered), for about 45-55 minutes or until potatoes turn golden on the top.
Roasted Garlic Creamy Mashed Potatoes
Step 8
To roast the garlic, slice the tops off of each of the heads. Cris cross 2 small sheets of foil. Place cut garlic heads in the cent of the foil. Gently bring up the sides of the foil slightly. Drizzle garlic with oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Tightly close the foil. Roast in a 350 degrees F oven for about 1 hour or until the garlic is golden brown and turns to paste. Let cool
Shepherds-pie roasted garlic
Step 9
Heat the chicken stock, milk, and cream in a tall pot over high heat until simmering. Turn off the heat. Stir in potatoes until coated, then cover tightly and let steam for about 15-20 minutes.
Shepherds-pie recipe potatoes
Step 10
Add cream cheese (or mascarpone), butter, 2 tsp. salt and 3/4 tsp. black pepper, or to taste.
Step 11
Using a food processor or and immersion (stick) blender, blend the potatoes completely. Add more milk if mixture gets too thick.
Step 12
Place atop the beef mixture
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