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Sophie's Shepherds Pie

Rated as 4.59 out of 5 Stars

"This is a hearty English meal, made with lamb mince, hence the name! Although it is called a pie it doesn't use any pastry and is so cheap, quick and easy to make, you'll enjoy making it! This is a 'larder cupboard' recipe, which means you can substitute for whatever you have handy in the cupboard!"
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35 m servings 1144
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Place the potatoes into a saucepan and fill with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, then cook over medium heat until tender enough to pierce with a fork, about 10 minutes. Drain and mash with butter and milk to your desired texture.
  3. Meanwhile, crumble the ground lamb into a large skillet. Cook and stir until no longer pink. Season with Worcestershire sauce and beef bouillon. Add the mushrooms and onion; continue to cook and stir until tender. Transfer the contents of the skillet to a large casserole dish.
  4. Mix the baked beans, diced tomatoes, gravy mix and carrots in with the lamb. Dollop big blobs of mashed potatoes over the top and carefully spread evenly to cover the entire top. Rake over it with a fork to create a crispy texture on top when it browns.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until the top is browned and crisp.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 1144 calories; 57.9 103.9 54.7 175 1215 Full nutrition

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Oh so good! Didn't look like it would be but it was amazing! I would have started the meat before the potatoes though as it took longer. I also used beef since I had it on hand, corn instead of ...

Very nice...lamb is the original Shepherd's pie...hence the word Shepherd...thanks!

Yeah, its shepherds pie, so its not the most exotic thing you can put on the table. But it is quick, easy, and one of the most flavorful shepherds pie I have had. I did use all "optional" ingred...

First of all, YUMMY!! My family of 6 loved it. I thought there would be some leftover, but we ate it all. The family said, “This one is a keeper!” I had to make some changes, just because I did...

Very liquidy but good - might pass on the baked beans next time in lieu of green beans, personal preference. Kids loved it (over and over again...made a LOT of food). Great flavor!

So wasn't expecting the great feedback! So thank you all very much! This really is a versatile recipe, and the great thing is that when you swap out the lamb mince for beef mince, you just chang...

I made this for dinner tonight and my picky husband went for 3rds! Unheard of! However, I did not use ground lamb, $8.99 a pound was just too expensive so I used ground beef. That technicall...

Simple and yummy! I used ground beef, added corn and peas since I didn't have mushrooms on hand. I didn't have brown gravy mix either, but didn't miss it. It came out warm, comforting and delish...

baked beans in it is genius. Its also awesome that it only takes 20 minutes to cook. Awesome recipe thank you for your amazing contribution to the world :D