Homemade Shepherd’s Pie

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Make the ultimate comfort food for your family: Homemade Shepherd’s Pie (or Cottage Pie) with ground beef (or lamb!) – simple, yummy and easy to make.

A delicious filling with lots of gravy underneath a fluffy layer of mashed potatoes – perfect for a cold night, or as a special St. Patrick’s Day treat.

Make the ultimate comfort food for your family: Homemade Shepherd’s Pie (or Cottage Pie) with ground beef – simple, yummy and easy to make. See notes if you want to make this with lamb for a fully authentic version!

Ingredients

For meat & vegetables
▢1 tablespoon oil
▢1 pound ground beef
▢1 clove garlic chopped
▢2 onions finely chopped
▢2 medium carrots finely diced
▢2 sticks celery finely diced

For gravy/to finish filling
▢½ teaspoon salt
▢¼ teaspoon ground paprika
▢ground black pepper to taste
▢2 tablespoons white flour
▢2 tablespoons tomato paste
▢⅓ cup red wine OR more broth if avoiding alcohol
▢1 cup beef broth
▢1 cup frozen peas
▢1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley
▢½ teaspoon finely chopped thyme
▢1 teaspoon finely chopped rosemary

For topping
▢4 cups mashed potatoes (click for my recipe and you’ll have some leftovers to sneak during cooking)
▢½ cup shredded cheddar cheese

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