Shepherd's Pie

This Shepherds Pie is a mash of the two (no pun intended, hello mashed potatoes!).
This is a great dish for using leftovers. Mostly on the mashed potato end. You may want to bookmark this one for Thanksgiving, along with Shepherds Pie of the South. One uses up the leftover turkey or chicken, the other uses up the mashed potatoes. No, its not too early to start planning what youre going to do with your Thanksgiving leftovers. Its never too early to menu plan.


Ground beef 1/2 Pound
Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
Carrots 2 , chopped
Zucchini 1 , chopped
Radish 4 Small , chopped
Salt To Taste
Pepper To Taste
Chili powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Coriander powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Nutmeg 1 Pinch
Cumin 1 Pinch
Peas 1 Cup (16 tbs) ((Frozen are fine))
Garlic 5 Clove (25 gm) , diced
Cornstarch 1 Tablespoon
Cold water 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Stock 1 Cup (16 tbs) ((chicken, beef, or vegetable))
Mashed potato 6 Cup (96 tbs) ((warm or hot ( made from 4 large potatoes)))
Gruyere cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs) , grated
Coriander 1 Dash ((1 sprinkle))
Chili powder 1 Dash ((1 sprinkle))



1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F.


2. Heat oven safe skillet. Add beef. When partially cooked, add carrots through cumin. Cook covered for 10-15 minutes, or until veggies are tender.

3. Add peas and garlic, cook 1 minute.

4. Add balsamic vinegar and tomato paste, cook 2 minutes.

5. Whisk cornstarch with water and stock. Add to veggies and beef. Bring to a boil and let sauce thicken.

Taste and adjust seasonings.

6. Smooth out and top with mashed potatoes, cheese, and sprinkle with coriander and chili

powder. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until cheese is melted and potatoes are hot.


7. The Shepherd's Pie is ready to be served.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 45 Minutes
Ready In: 45 Minutes
Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 809Calories from Fat 138

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 16 g24.6%

Saturated Fat 6 g30%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 340 mg14.17%

Total Carbohydrates 149 g49.7%

Dietary Fiber 16 g64%

Sugars 2 g

Protein 27 g54%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet