Shepherd’s Pie

Today I stopped by my local grocery store to pick up dishwasher soap. As I was walking by the meat area I noticed some ground lamb which was on sale and then my bald head got to thinking.  Did I leave the Jeep running? After 30 seconds in a dull haze, I realized that I have never ever made true shepherd’s pie using ground lamb. So as the late great Larry the Cable Guy once said “Get r done”.

Shepherd’s Pie

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Comfort Food, Groud Lamb, Ground Beef, Shepherds Pie
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4
Author Craig Smith


  • 4 Medium Potatoes Peeled & Chopped
  • 1/4 Cup Onion Diced
  • 3 Carrots Peeled & Diced
  • 3 Button Mushrooms Chopped
  • 1 Cup Frozen Peas
  • 1 tbs Olive Oil
  • 1 lb Ground Lamb Or Ground Beef
  • 2 Cloves Garlic Minced
  • 1/4 Cup Red Wine
  • 4 Dashes Tabasco
  • 1/3 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1/4 tbs Butter
  • 1 tbs Worcestershire Sauce
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 Cup Sharp Cheddar


Mashed Potatoes

  1. Bring water to a rolling boil, add potatoes, cook until fork tender. Drain potatoes. Whip or Mash together with butter, cream, salt & pepper.

Lamb/Vegetable Mixture

  1. Heat 1 tbs of olive oil. Add onion and sauté for about 5 minutes on medium heat. Add ground lamb, garlic, and carrots. Sauté an additional 5-7 minutes. Add mushrooms, peas, Worcestershire sauce, and Tabasco. Continue cooking until lamb is thoroughly cooked. Remove from heat. It all comes together.

Combine and Bake

  1. You can either use individual ramekin dishes, a pie pan, or a casserole dish. Layer the dish with the lamb/vegetable mixture on the bottom, mashed potatoes next, and top with your choice of shredded cheese. Bake for 15 minutes at 350. After 15 minutes set to broil until cheese is toasted.

As always, the point of this blog is…be you. I love sneaking vegetables into everything I cook…hence add the mushrooms sooner than I normally would. But Landon still asked about them. I lied and said they were onions.

Lamb has nowhere the fat as ground beef so if you have to add some beef broth and corn starch, go for it. Thanks for stopping by Life44 and let me know how your Shepherd’s Pie turns out.

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