Homemade Shepherd’s Pie

Homemade Shepherd’s Pie

A true winter classic, the humble homemade shepherd’s pie is a great budget dish filled with tons of fresh veggies, onions, carrots, leeks, green peppers, peas, mushrooms and a creamy potato mash topping. While making the mashed potato topping from scratch takes a little more time than using instant mash, the results are worlds apart, and you’ll be grateful you put in a bit more effort.

Homemade Shepherd’s Pie

Course: Main Dish, Meat
Servings: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes



  • 1 ½ pounds ground beef
  • 1 large onion
  • 4 large carrots
  • 2 large leeks
  • 2 green peppers
  • ½ cup peas
  • ½ pound white mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • ½ cup red wine
  • ½ cup beef stock
  • 1 pound potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Add the potatoes to a large pot filled with cold water and boil for 20-30 minutes, or until the potatoes are super-soft.
  3. In the meantime, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  4. Chop the onion, carrots, leeks, and peppers and quarter the mushrooms. Add the veggies to the hot oil and cook for 5-6 minutes, or until the veggies start to soften up.
  5. Add in the ground beef with a fat pinch of salt and pepper and cook until the beef is browned through.
  6. Add in the flour and cook for a few minutes to cook out the raw taste in the flour. Pour in the red wine and beef stock and cook until the liquid reduces and the mixture thickens up beautifully, around 10-15 minutes.
  7. Once the potatoes are cooked through, strain them, and mash them using your indy Chef Potato Masher. Mix the potatoes with the cream until smooth and fluffy.
  8. Layer the beef and veggie mixture in a large baking dish and top with the fluffy mash. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the mash develops a nice golden-brown color.
  9. Let the Shepherd’s Pie cool down for 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes:

Tip: The red wine brings great depth of flavor to the dish, but you can leave it out if you don’t drink wine – just use more beef stock.

You can find the Indy Chef Potato Masher here



Also in Recipe

Avocado Chocolate Mousse
Avocado Chocolate Mousse

August 07, 2017

This avocado chocolate mousse dessert is as good as it gets. It’s the perfect sweet treat that’s really tasty and decadent, but also healthy and figure-friendly at the same time. You’ll never guess it’s not real chocolate mousse or even made with avocado.

View full article →

Easy ‘Always Delicious’ Homemade Bread
Easy ‘Always Delicious’ Homemade Bread

October 28, 2016

When it comes making and baking bread at home, there are SO many recipes, hints, tips and tricks that it can be difficult to know where to start!

We have tried and tested plenty of delicious quick and easy recipes and this one is a winner for us every time.

It’s quick, easy and we can guarantee it’ll come out crunchy, tasty and delicious with each bake!

The kneading element is pretty important, so pull up your sleeves and get stuck in! We always set a kitchen timer, just so we can be sure we have put enough effort in.

We LOVE this bread simply toasted with a healthy smothering of butter and honey or topped with a weekend favorite – banana and peanut butter!

View full article →

COCONUT – How Your Body Uses this Exotic Super Food
COCONUT – How Your Body Uses this Exotic Super Food

October 26, 2016

View full article →