We've always been a meat and potatoes kind of family. Beef Stew, Steak and Potatoes, and of course a god helping of Irish Shepherd's Pie! It's my absolutely favorite dish/ If you've been thinking about trying it, or making it yourself - do it! I hope you enjoy this Irish Shepherd's Pie recipe as much as I do.

Irish Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

We’ve always been a meat and potatoes kind of family. Beef Stew, Steak and Potatoes, and of course a good helping of Irish Shepherd’s Pie! It’s my absolutely favorite dish, and I enjoy ordering it whenever I see it on a menu. If you’ve been thinking about trying it, or making it yourself – do it! I hope you enjoy this Irish Shepherd’s Pie recipe as much as I do.

We've always been a meat and potatoes kind of family. Beef Stew, Steak and Potatoes, and of course a god helping of Irish Shepherd's Pie! It's my absolutely favorite dish/ If you've been thinking about trying it, or making it yourself - do it! I hope you enjoy this Irish Shepherd's Pie recipe as much as I do.

Irish Shepherd’s Pie Recipe Ingredients – Shopping List

1 1/2 lbs ground beef
2 bags instant mashed potatoes
1 c frozen peas
1 c baby carrots sliced
1 large yellow onion, finely diced
1 egg, beaten
1 tbsp. unsalted butter
Grated Parmesan cheese
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. each salt and pepper
2 tsp. fresh thyme leaves
2 tbsp. flour
4 tbsp. tomato paste
4 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 c chicken broth
1/4 c red wine

Irish Shepherd’s Pie Recipe Directions

Step 1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
Step 2. Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat in a large sauté pan, place the sliced carrots in the pan and cook until tender.
Step 3. Add onions to the carrots and cook for 5 minutes until the onions become translucent.
Step 4. Add beef and spices (salt, pepper, thyme leaves); cook until the beef is browned.
Step 5. Drain the meat mixture and place back in the pan; add the butter and peas and place back on the stove on medium heat.
Step 6. Stir the mixture until the butter is melted.
Step 7. Sprinkle with flour and stir until combined.
Step 8. Add tomato paste, red wine and Worcestershire sauce, tossing to combine.
Step 9. Add the chicken broth; once the mixture thickens remove from heat. Transfer the mixture to a baking dish.
Step 10. Make the mashed potatoes as directed on the package.
Step 11. Scoop the potatoes on top of the meat mixture; spread the potatoes over top evenly.
Step 12. Brush beaten egg on top of the mashed potatoes, top with Parmesan cheese and bake for 20 minutes.

We've always been a meat and potatoes kind of family. Beef Stew, Steak and Potatoes, and of course a god helping of Irish Shepherd's Pie! It's my absolutely favorite dish/ If you've been thinking about trying it, or making it yourself - do it! I hope you enjoy this Irish Shepherd's Pie recipe as much as I do.

Irish Shepherd's Pie
We've always been a meat and potatoes kind of family. Beef Stew, Steak and Potatoes, and of course a god helping of Irish Shepherd's Pie! It's my absolutely favorite dish/ If you've been thinking about trying it, or making it yourself - do it! I hope you enjoy this Irish Shepherd's Pie recipe as much as I do.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
40 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 1/2 lbs ground beef
  2. 2 bags instant mashed potatoes
  3. 1 c frozen peas
  4. 1 c baby carrots sliced
  5. 1 large yellow onion, finely diced
  6. 1 egg, beaten
  7. 1 tbsp. unsalted butter
  8. Grated Parmesan cheese
  9. 1 tbsp. olive oil
  10. 1 tsp. each salt and pepper
  11. 2 tsp. fresh thyme leaves
  12. 2 tbsp. flour
  13. 4 tbsp. tomato paste
  14. 4 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  15. 1 c chicken broth
  16. 1/4 c red wine
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat in a large sauté pan, place the sliced carrots in the pan and cook until tender.
  3. Add onions to the carrots and cook for 5 minutes until the onions become translucent.
  4. Add beef and spices (salt, pepper, thyme leaves); cook until the beef is browned.
  5. Drain the meat mixture and place back in the pan; add the butter and peas and place back on the stove on medium heat.
  6. Stir the mixture until the butter is melted.
  7. Sprinkle with flour and stir until combined.
  8. Add tomato paste, red wine and Worcestershire sauce, tossing to combine.
  9. Add the chicken broth; once the mixture thickens remove from heat. Transfer the mixture to a baking dish.
  10. Make the mashed potatoes as directed on the package.
  11. Scoop the potatoes on top of the meat mixture; spread the potatoes over top evenly.
  12. Brush beaten egg on top of the mashed potatoes, top with Parmesan cheese and bake for 20 minutes.
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Comments (20)

  • Thanks for the recipe. I had never made this before but I will before the end of the week.

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  • This looks so amazing! Can’t wait to make it for my Irish boyfriend! Thank you for sharing!

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  • This looks delicious. My sister makes this all the time for us. Thank you for sharing.

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  • This looks and sounds yummy!

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  • This is easy to make. I’m saving this recipe on my Pinterest.

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  • My mom’s Irish, and we’ve never eaten Shepherd’s Pie O.o Time to change that!

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  • This recipe sounds amazing! I have made my own version using leftovers (hamburgers, meatloaf), but I would like to try this recipe.

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  • This is something I’ve never attempted, but it looks super yummy!

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  • I haven’t tried Irish Shepherds pie, but it would be something different to make and try.

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  • I have made a variation of his before and it is really good! I like how it is an all in one type meal. Also living in a colder climate, this works so well on cold days!

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  • Looks so nice and filling, I’d make many batches as these freeze well.

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  • I have never tried Sheperd’s pie before! I like that it is a one pot, easy to cook dish!

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  • Thanks for the recipe . My Mum used to make us this at least once a week and I loved it. She even used to make it with leftover roast meat too.Yummy!

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  • Thank you for sharing this recipe. This looks so tasty and I would like to try it out. I like that I could easily adapt this as gluten free as well.

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  • Yummy! What a great looking home cooked meal!

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  • Looks hearty, I like shepards pie.

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  • Thank you for sharing. This looks delicious. It looks like my family would love this.

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  • I have never made shepherd’s pie before. But it sounds great.

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  • This looks so yummy and I will have to try out the recipe 🙂

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  • This is the same recipe I use and it’s awesome!!

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