Winter warmer – Sheppard’s Pie

There is nothing better than warming up during winter with your favourite hearty, comfort foods! If you’re stuck for ideas, think soups, casseroles or slow-cooked curries – some of which can be kept and reheated as leftovers on the following day!

A classic, and a family favourite at that, this dish is a tried and tested meal that has stuck around for good reason – it is delicious!


Sheppard’s Pie

Prep time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1kg beef mince
  • 1 large brown onion finely chopped
  • 1 carrot finely chopped or grated
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • 1 tbs tomato paste
  • 1 tbs Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 cup of beef stock
  • 2 tbs plain flour
  • 1/4 cup water

For topping:

  • 750g potato
  • 60g butter
  • 1/4 cup milk


  1. Place mince in pan, cook over high heat, stirring until meat is well browned.
  2. Pour off excess fat and add onion and carrot.
  3. Cook until onion is transparent. Add thyme, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, stock and salt and pepper. Mix well.
  4. Bring mixture to boil, reduce heat and simmer, covered for 25 minutes.
  5. Stir in blended flour and water until mixture boils and thickens.
  6. Reduce heat and simmer gently for 5 minutes. Place mixture into overproof dish.
  7. Topping: Boil potatoes until tender. Drain and mash potato.
  8. Add butter and milk and beat until smooth and creamy. Season with salt and pepper.
  9. Spread potato evenly over meat and bake at 180C for 45 minutes or until golden brown.

Recipe from Best Recipes, image from The Food Network

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One Response to Winter warmer – Sheppard’s Pie

  1. Looks amazing, it would be perfect for the Blue Mountains winter!

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