Global Recipe: Mummy Boome's Traditional Shepherds Pie

Mummy Boome’s Traditional Shepherds Pie

Shepherds Pie is a traditional English dish.  The ground beef and cheesy mashed potatoes makes for a perfect comfort food combination that is sure to please your family.


1T. butter

1T. olive oil

1 onion, diced

2 carrots, diced

2 celery stalks, diced

2 cloves of garlic, crushed

salt and pepper to taste

1 T. tomato paste

2lbs lean ground beef or lamb.

2 T. Worcestershire sauce

½ c. beef stock

1.5 c. garden peas (can be canned or frozen)



Cheesy Mashed Potatoes:

4lbs Yukon gold potatoes

4 T. butter

¼ c. heavy cream

1 C. grated white cheddar cheese

salt and pepper.



Preheat oven at 400 degrees F.

Add butter and oil to a large skillet on medium heat. Saute onions, carrots, celery and garlic until tender for about 7 to 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Once the vegetables have softened and start to brown a little add the tomato paste and mix evenly. Add the ground beef and cook until beef is no longer pink about 10 minutes. Add the Worcestershire sauce and beef stock. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Cook and simmer for another 10 minutes. Mix in peas. Transfer mixture to an oven-proof baking dish and spread evenly. Place potato on top of ground beef mixture and spread out evenly, once the top surface has been covered, rake through with a fork so that there are peaks that will brown nicely. Place the dish into the preheated oven and cook until browned about 20 minutes. Spoon out the shepherd's pie and serve.

Cheesy Mashed Potatoes:

Fill a large saucepan with cold water and a tablespoon of salt. Add potatoes to the water and bring to a boil. Let potatoes cook until soft about 20 minutes. Once the potatoes are at a desired density, drain the potatoes and place them back into the saucepan for mashing. Add butter and cream and begin to mash potatoes into a semi smooth consistency. Once at desired texture add cheese and mix well. Season with salt and pepper.

Recipe Originally found here.