Shepherd’s pie is a classic comfort food that has been enjoyed by families for generations. It’s a hearty dish that is easy to make and perfect for a quick weeknight dinner. This recipe for easy Shepherd’s pie is a crowd-pleaser that will become a staple in your household. Here’s how to make it.
➤ To make this recipe, you will need the following ingredients:
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- ¾ cup yellow onion, finely diced
- 1 rib celery, finely diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 lb. ground beef, I used 85% lean
- 2 Tablespoons flour
- 1 Tablespoon tomato paste
- ½ teaspoon dried thyme
- ½ cup chicken broth
- 1 cup brown gravy
- 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables
- 3 cups mashed potatoes
➤ Step-by-Step Guide to Making it :
Prepare the Potatoes.
My homemade mashed potato recipe is perfect for this recipe, you’ll make a half batch to end up with 3 cups. While the potatoes boil, prepare the filling.
Prepare the Filling:
Preheat oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add the diced onions and celery. Saute for 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
Increase heat to high. Add the ground beef. Cook and crumbled until cooked through. Drain all excess grease.
Reduce heat to medium-high. Sprinkle in the flour and toss to coat. Add the Tomato Paste and thyme. Cook for 1-2 minutes.
Deglaze the pan with the Chicken broth. Use a silicone spatula to scrape up any brown bits from the pan, this adds flavor to the filling.
Add HALF of the brown gravy. Stir in the vegetables until heated through.
Season with salt/pepper and add more gravy if desired. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed. Remove from heat.
Transfer to a lightly greased 9-inch pie pan or 7 x 11 casserole dish. Carefully spread warm mashed potatoes on top.
Use a fork to “rake” lines into the mashed potatoes.
Set the oven rack about 5 inches away from the broiler. Set to a high broil, 550 degrees.
Broil for about 5 minutes watch it after 2 minutes, it will go from perfectly browned to burned quickly.
Remove from heat and serve.
➤ Recipe Notes:
You can use ground lamb instead of beef for a more traditional Shepherd’s pie.
You can add other vegetables to the filling, such as corn or green beans.
If you don’t have beef broth, you can use chicken or vegetable broth instead.
Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
➤ Nutrition Information:
This recipe makes about 6 servings. Each serving contains approximately:
Shepherd’s pie is a delicious and easy meal that can be customized to suit your tastes. This recipe is perfect for those busy weeknights when you need something quick and filling. Give it a try and see how your family enjoys it!
This is an easy one and oh so good.
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