Shepherds Pie Recipe

Shepherds Pie
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  • 55 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
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This shepherds pie recipe has comfort food written all over it. Even better: It's really a meal in one dish. Kids love this shepherds pie.

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What You'll Need

  • 3 pounds. Russet or Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon. butter
  • kosher salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 pound 90% lean ground beef
  • 1-1/2 cups beef gravy (either leftover gravy or gravy from a jar)
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a 10-inch pie plate with cooking spray.
  2. Place cubed potatoes into a large saucepan. Cover with water and bring to a boil.
  3. Cook for 10-15 minutes, until fork tender. Drain, and mash with the milk and butter. Season with kosher salt and black pepper. Set aside.
  4. Heat canola oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add carrots, onion and celery. Cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are softened, 3-5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  1. Add ground beef to the vegetable mixture. Crumble and brown completely. Stir in gravy and ketchup.
  2. Spoon vegetable-beef mixture into prepared pan. Spread mashed potatoes evenly over the beef mixture.
  3. Bake 25-30 minutes until potatoes are golden brown. Let the pie rest 10 minutes before cutting.