Our Boozy Shepherd's Pie

    1 hour 15 mins

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

    4 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 1 tbs canola oil
    • 1 tbs butter
    • 500g premium steak, minced
    • 1 medium onion, finely diced
    • 1 - 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 40 g plain flour
    • 2 tsp beef stock powder
    • 1 tin diced tomatoes
    • 1 small bottle beer
    • 100 g frozen mixed vegetables
    • salt & pepper
    • fresh oregano
    • fresh parsley
    • 1 kg potatoes
    • 120g grated cheese
    • 2 tbs butter

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

    1. In a heavy pan, heat oil and butter until butter is melted and bubbling but not brown. Add 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 powder, 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 degrees C) until golden on the top and warmed through. Serve hot - accompanied with warm crusty bread.

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    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)


    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  (Review from Allrecipes UK | Ireland)