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Saucy Shepherd's Pie Recipe

Saucy Shepherd's Pie

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"Ground beef, onions, and carrots with tomato-basil sauce topped with mashed potatoes are baked for a delicious and easy comfort-food meal."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    45 mins

    1 hr 5 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Place the potatoes and carrots in a large pot with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil and cook until tender, about 15 minutes; drain. Separate the potatoes and carrots. Place the drained potatoes back into the pot. Add milk and 2 tablespoons butter. Mash the potatoes, adding salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Melt the remaining 4 tablespoons butter in a large frying pan over medium heat. Stir in the onions and saute until softened, about 10 minutes.
  4. Increase heat to medium-high and add the ground beef. Cook and stir until meat is no longer pink and begins to brown; drain excess fat. Stir in the tomato-basil sauce.
  5. Place the carrots in the bottom of an ungreased pie dish. Add the beef mixture evenly over the top of the carrots. Spread the mashed potatoes evenly over the top of the beef mixture.
  6. Bake uncovered until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F, about 20 minutes.
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  • This is a versatile recipe that can be easily modified by substituting different vegetables.

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Aug 28, 2014

We thought this was good but needed just a little more seasoning for our taste - I would add salt and pepper to the meat while cooking, and a handful of cheddar cheese to the potatoes once mashed (or sprinkle some cheese over the top of the potatoes before baking) - yumm!! Great recipe that is easy to adjust to your personal tastes and preferences; we added some peas to our veggie mix. :)

Aug 25, 2014

This was pretty good but does need some seasoning added both to the meat. I will also make a cheesy mashed potato with garlic topping if I make it again to give it a little more flavor. This serves way more than 4 people.


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  • Calories
  • 801 kcal
  • 40%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 74.3 g
  • 24%
  • Cholesterol
  • 154 mg
  • 51%
  • Fat
  • 39.4 g
  • 61%
  • Fiber
  • 10.9 g
  • 44%
  • Protein
  • 38.4 g
  • 77%
  • Sodium
  • 592 mg
  • 24%

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

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