Ground Beef Shepherd's Pie


This shepherd's pie with ground beef is easy to throw together. The recipe combines browned meat with your favorite vegetables, all smothered in rich mashed potatoes. It is a quick and simple dinner to make for your family.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
1 2-quart casserole
close up view of Ground Beef Shepherd's Pie in a glass baking dish with a serving spoon
Patrick Hirt


  • cooking spray

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

  • 1 cup green beans

  • 1 cup tomatoes, diced

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 2 potatoes, cooked and mashed

  • ½ cup water

  • 1 large egg, beaten

  • ¼ cup shredded Cheddar cheese (Optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 2-quart casserole dish with cooking spray.

  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir onion in hot oil until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add ground beef and basil. Cook and stir until beef is crumbly and browned, about 5 minutes. Mix in green beans, tomatoes, and garlic; cook until beans are slightly softened, about 5 minutes more. Transfer to the prepared casserole dish.

  3. Mix together mashed potatoes, water, and beaten egg in a medium bowl until smooth. Spread evenly over beef mixture.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until potatoes start to brown on top, 15 to 20 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese and continue baking until cheese is melted, about 5 more minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

404 Calories
21g Fat
25g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 404
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 8g 39%
Cholesterol 128mg 43%
Sodium 229mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 31mg 153%
Calcium 109mg 8%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 938mg 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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