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Recipe: Perfect Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd's Pie Recipe

Shepherd’s Pie: This traditional British dish gets its flavor from lamb and savory winter vegetables. A stick-to-your-ribs meal that’s perfect for chasing away hunger on cool winter nights.

Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

(Serves 4)


  • 2 pounds potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 cup milk, warm
  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 ½pound ground lamb
  • 1 carrot, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 medium yellow onion, peeled and
    finely chopped
  • 1 small celery root, peeled and
    finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon plain flour
  • 1 ½cup beef stock
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 ½cup frozen peas


  1.  Preheat oven to 350˚F.
  2.  Start with the potatoes: In a large saucepan, boil until soft in unsalted water.
  3.  Drain and add milk, butter and sour cream.
  4.  Mash well and season with salt and pepper; Set aside.
  5.  Melt the butter in a large saucepan and brown the ground lamb.
  6.  Remove from pan and add carrot, onion, celery root, garlic and thyme.
  7.  Sauté until the onion becomes soft, about 5 minutes.
  8.  Add flour and mix well.
  9. Pour in the stock and let mixture cook for 1 minute.
  10. Add Worcestershire sauce, meat and peas.
  11. Mix well and season with salt and pepper.
  12. Add the mashed potatoes on top.
  13. Bake until golden, about 15 minutes.

Shepherd's Pie Recipe