Our Boozy Shepherd's Pie

    1 hour

    This is a favourite of our family. There's nothing quite like it for an easy Sunday night dinner in winter. Quick, easy and big time comfort food!

    9 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • Filling
    • 1 tbsp rapeseed oil
    • 1 tbsp butter
    • 500g premium minced steak
    • 1 medium onion
    • 1 - 2 cloves garlic
    • 5 tbsp plain flour
    • 2 tsp beef stock granules
    • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
    • 1 small bottle beer
    • 100g frozen mixed vegies
    • salt and pepper
    • fresh oregano
    • fresh parsley
    • Topping
    • 1kg potatoes
    • 150g grated cheese
    • 2 tbsp butter

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. In a heavy based pan, heat oil and butter until butter is melted and bubbling but not brown. Add finely diced onions and garlic and cook until soft and transparent. Add steak and cook through, breaking up into fine pieces for about 5 minutes - until juices separate.
    2. Add flour, stock granules, tomatoes and finally beer gradually - stirring all the time. Next add frozen veggies, oregano and parsley, salt and pepper to taste. Cook for about 14 minutes then cool slightly and transfer into ramekins or a casserole / pie dish.
    3. Meanwhile peel and steam potatoes for approx 30- 40 mins until soft. Mash finely and mix with cheese and a little milk or cream if you would like. (Very good for the waistline!!)
    4. Spread potato on top of meat mixture and dot with butter and a little more cheese if you like. Cook in a pre-heated oven (180 C / Gas 4) until golden on the top and warmed through. Serve hot - accompanied with warm crusty bread.

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    Reviews in English (4)


    Fantastic Made enough for six of us but wish I'd made double the amount Scared to tweak this recipe as It's so good !  -  17 Jul 2016


    This was the BEST shepherds pie ever!! I'll be making it a regular winter treat. YUM  -  18 May 2011  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)


    ... I am yet to try this Recipe, but it looks and sounds like a real Winner --- well done Yummum73 --- you have inspired my next Shepherd's Pie --- thanks-a-lot from Sydney, Australia.  -  05 Sep 2011  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)