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Short-Cut Shepherds Pie Recipe
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Short-Cut Shepherds Pie

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"Plan ahead on the weekend so you have leftover roast beef or steak to make this easy version of a classic. While it bakes, get the homework out of the way, make a salad, set the table and you're ready to enjoy a home-cooked meal."

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Original recipe makes 1 8-inch (20 cm) casserole Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 15 mins

    1 hr 30 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees F). Butter an 8-inch (20 cm) casserole or glass baking dish.
  2. In a bowl, combine beef, peas, 1/4 cup (50 ml) of the cream, tomato paste, herbes de Provence and 1/4 tsp (1 ml) each, salt pepper. Spread into prepared baking dish.
  3. In another bowl, using a fork, whisk remaining 1/2 cup (125 ml) cream with egg, flour and 1/4 tsp (1 ml) each, salt and pepper. Add potatoes and toss to evenly coat. Spread evenly over beef mixture.
  4. Cover and bake for about 1 hr or until filling is bubbling and potatoes are tender. Uncover and bake for about 15 min or until top is golden.
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  • Use your favourite frozen or cooked vegetables in place of the peas. Small pieces work best.
  • To speed up baking, use cooked potatoes (leftover or bake them in the microwave) and decrease the baking time to 30 min then uncover for another 15 min.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 04, 2013

We weren't happy that our roast and veggies we cooked was under-seasoned...This dish revived it!! We pulled out the original under-seasoned roast and onions and carrots and the juices...added tomato paste and cream, a jalapeno pepper,egg, garlic (that I roasted), salt and pepper.... then we pulled out the potatoes from the original roast dish and smashed those with butter and the cream and flour and salt and pepper... Put the roast mixture in the buttered casserole and then topped with the potatoes...Added paprika and chili powder to the top for looks. Wow....Much better!!! And saved a very expensive dish from the trash!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 04, 2014

It was just ok. Used leftover top sirloin steak. As the notes suggested, I added some carrots. Maybe it will taste better tomorrow but I just wasn't too jazzed with this recipe. Prep time was pretty fast though. Served with salad, Fabulous French Bread, and Apple Crisp II.

Apr 28, 2013

Nicely adaptable, and delicious.

Feb 28, 2014

Thank you for giving me a recipe without condensed soup!!!

Mar 17, 2014

Nice version! Very simple to make

Apr 22, 2013


Jun 27, 2014

Used grd. Round, ready made mashed potatoes, milk instead of cream, frozen peas and carrots, diced onion.

Feb 18, 2014

Delicious dinner. I added some bbq sauce with garlic and it give it a nice kick.


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  • Calories
  • 470 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 45.7 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 124 mg
  • 41%
  • Fat
  • 15.6 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 7 g
  • 28%
  • Protein
  • 36.9 g
  • 74%
  • Sodium
  • 293 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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