Shepherd's Pie Recipe | How to Make Perfect Shepherd's Pie


Shepherd’s pie – perfect comfort food for cold winter days. Follw this recipe to learn how to make perfect shepherd’s pie.

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For the meat mixture:
2 pounds (1kg) ground lamb
1 large onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, crushed
3 tbsp olive oil
4 tbsp (30) flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 black pepper
1 tsp rosemary
1 tsp thyme
1 tbsp tomato paste
2 cups beef broth
7oz (200g) carrots
7oz (200g) peas (fresh or frozen)
For the puree:
3.5 pounds (1.5kg) potatoes
1 tbsp butter
1/2 cup (120ml) milk
1/4 cup (25g) cheddar cheese
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 black pepper
egg yolk

1. Peel the potatoes and cut into 4. Place in a medium pot and cover with cold water. Set over high heat, add a teaspoon of salt, cover and bring to a boil. cook until tender.
2. While the potatoes are cooking, heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté 2-3 minutes, add crushed garlic and chopped carrots, sauté until the carrots are tender, about 5-7 minutes.
3. Add the ground lamb, Cook until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Season with salt, pepper, chopped rosemary and thyme. Add tomato paste, flour and stir.
4. Add beef broth and frozen peas. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat to low and cook, stirring occasionally, until sauce thickens.
5. When the potatoes are done cooking transfer them to a bowl. Add butter, milk, egg yolk, salt and pepper. mash the potatoes until smooth.
6. Preheat oven to 400F (200C).
7. Layer the meat mixture in a 13″X8.5″ (33X22cm) ovenproof dish. Spread the puree over the meat mixture.
8. Bake 20-25 minutes. or until mashed potato is golden brown.

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  1. Yusuf Bakir

    Today it was my first time, thank you very much. Just waiting for the 25 minutes to go off in the oven ?

  2. Hosea Murray

    ?yummy.. ?great love it.

  3. Need Lube

    Adulthood here i am

  4. Liz Voices

    I am trying this at the moment, just finished preparing the sauce following the steps, the taste is awesome. Thanks for sharing

  5. Kathy Loo

    Made the pie today substituting the minced lamb with minced pork instead. Turns out delicious!

  6. Pretty Flower

    I tried to make it one time with your recipe, my husband and my kids love it????????

  7. Hittin Greens

    My mom would make this for my birthday ? I miss her so much

  8. Rahima’s family Kitchen

    Very nice

  9. Candace Austin

    Mom made this when I was young. I'm making tomorrow night. So very good.

  10. Helen Paul

    Weird u hv cheddar in ur recipe but when was it used?

  11. SiaSaqi 2126

    End pr ks cheez ki layer lagai hen.. Any one tell me

  12. Albert Steptoe

    Great il be making this later on today without peas don't like em

  13. Paris Sutton

    great instruction

  14. Amo_res

    Tip: if you want to say 4 tbs, just say 1/4 cup. They’re both the same

  15. Shubhangi Goyal

    Instead of lamb can we use cottage cheese??

  16. ella xox

    Ew the mints ewwwwwwwwww the boran stuff is disgusting

  17. walkedawayjoe

    Made this twice with a little Caribbean flavor added and both times it was a hit. Thank you!

  18. Francoise Fenner

    Beatuifully shot video. Shepherds pie is tradiotionally made with lambs mince and cottage pie with beef mince. A splash of Worcestershire sauce and a some red wine would take this dish to a sublime level.

  19. Rejanul Islam

    How do u make beef brothe

  20. MegaLazydaisy

    Super yummy I definitely try this

  21. Dean V

    This is Sheperds Pie ? taken to a different level

  22. Jeananne Messineo

    Can I make this dish ahead of time? If I were to make the beef mixture tonight, and mash potatoes? Can I make and cover and store in fridge and serve for tomorrow's dinner?


    Hi all! How are the whole family? Long time no see the whole family on youtube, remember to post a new video on youtube family. If you have not registered, I will be able to interact today. Wish the whole family a lot of health and luck.???????????

  24. Ayisha M

    Do we switch on top flame while baking in gas cooking range?

  25. Q C

    So trying this, thank you

  26. Dinara Kiev

    Doesn't look too complicated, will try.

  27. Ray Dubash

    Amazing recipe, to enhance the flavor of the dish, I recommend use of parmesan cheese and some Worcestershire sauce.

  28. Rukhsana Banu

    Thank u so much for the recipe. I tried it & it turned out fantastic ????

  29. RedDragon4147

    Thank you for using the correct meat, what normally passes as Shepards Pie inn the USA is Cottage Pie

  30. Maura Mc Donagh

    For how many people is that recipe?

  31. Sarah Ziegler

    Trying your recipe! Thank you ?

  32. jeff dirte

    Can i leave out time n rose mary


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