Traditional beef shepherd's pie

Traditional beef shepherd’s pie

Traditional beef shepherd's pie is a hearty dish loved by many generations of housewives because it can feed the whole family at once. It takes a lot of time to prepare, but all the efforts will definitely pay off. Loved ones will enjoy the tender meat filling and the golden crust on the mashed potatoes.
5 from 1 vote
Cook Time 35 minutes
Meat Stewing Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Cuisine British
Servings 6 people
Calories 243 kcal


  • 1 knife
  • 1 chopping board
  • 1 saucepan
  • 1 frying pan
  • 1 tablespoon
  • 1 teaspoon
  • 1 baking mold
  • 1 cooking brush


  • 1 kg potatoes
  • 400-500 g ground beef
  • 1 cup milk
  • 30 g butter
  • 1 pc onion
  • 50 g cheese
  • 1 pc egg
  • 2-3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste optional fresh tomatoes
  • 1 cup wine dry red
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp rosemary chopped
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper ground
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil


  • Prepare the necessary ingredients.
    Necessary ingredients for cooking traditional beef shepherd's pie
  • Peel the potatoes and boil them in salted water.
    1 kg potatoes
  • While the potatoes are cooking, finely chop the onion and garlic, and lightly sauté them in vegetable oil.
    1 pc onion, 2-3 cloves garlic, 1 tsp vegetable oil
    Onion, garlic
  • Add the ground beef, salt, and pepper to the skillet. Mix everything together, sauté a little, and let it stew covered for at least 30 minutes.
    400-500 g ground beef, 1 pinch pepper, 1 pinch salt
    Minced meat, salt, pepper
  • Mash the boiled potatoes, adding warm milk and butter to them.
    30 g butter, 1 cup milk
    Mashed potatoes, milk, butter
  • Season the mashed potatoes with the egg and cheese, grated on a coarse grater. Mix everything together, turning it into a mass for baking.
    1 pc egg, 50 g cheese
    Egg, cheese
  • Add tomato paste (or finely chopped tomatoes) and beef broth (or just water) to the skillet with the ground beef. Continue stewing the contents for another 30 minutes.
    1 tbsp tomato paste, 1 cup beef broth
    Tomato paste, meat broth
  • Add flavor accents to the cooked meat filling: pour in dry wine and Worcestershire sauce, sprinkle with rosemary. Mix everything thoroughly and heat until the alcohol and excess moisture evaporate.
    1 cup wine, 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce, 1 tsp rosemary
    Meat filling
  • Grease a baking dish with vegetable oil and spread a layer of stewed ground beef on the bottom.
    Minced meat
  • On top of the meat layer, spread the mashed potatoes with cheese and egg. Brush the surface of the potatoes with raw egg yolk to get a golden crust, and bake the dish in the oven for 20-25 minutes at a temperature of 200 ℃.
    Mashed potatoes
  • Sprinkle the finished pie with herbs. Enjoy your meal!
    Traditional beef shepherd's pie


Calories: 243kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 14gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 67mgSodium: 201mgPotassium: 197mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 0.1gVitamin A: 218IUVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 76mgIron: 1mg
Keyword beef, christmas, meat




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