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It’s a good recipe but I have been doing my own for quite a few years now and it’s just a gram hamburger some salt and pepper and ham midst onion and them I put in frozen corn on top of that and then some gravy beef gravy then I put the mashed potatoes on top of that sometimes I put a little bit of gravy on top of that but sometimes not and I put the oven for 30 minutes at 400. And it does come out pretty good and it’s pretty easy I don’t use peas and carrots but eventually I’ll probably will have to because corn truly is noAnd it does come out pretty good and it’s pretty easy I don’t use peas and carrots.
Two changes to make it even easier: Large tub of Bob Evans mashed potatoes, half a jar of Heinz savory beef gravy. I also use the small cans of corn and peas and carrots you can find at most grocers.
First off the meat should be bathing in a rich gravy, not dry as you have served it. And please call it a cottage pie. If I came to eat at your home and you said ‘ do you fancy some shepherds pie’ and served me a beef filled dish, I would be very confused. It’s called shepherds pie as in the fact you shepherd sheep…not cows. So shepherds pie!
Easy cottage pie.
Its No difference to making a cornish pasty, with ‘any meat’…that would be an offence to the term cornish pasty, its made with skirt beef and only beef.
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Great recipe, although I did make two changes. First I cooked the meat separately. I’m glad I did because it was a bit greasy. I used an 80/20 ground beef which is leaner, but there was still a fair amount of grease left. Second, (before adding to the pan) I combined the Worcestershire & beef broth and mixed 2 tsp of flour to the room temperature mixture before adding to the beef. The end result is a gravy-licious meat mixture!
No gravy? This looks dry ,I`ll be adding some gravy.
It doesn’t matter if it is called cottage pie or shepherd’s pie, as long as you liked it that is what counts!
Awesome! Will be a go to recipe for sure….and simple in cupboard ingredients!
I make this all the time for my family. I add one package of putine gravy for taste. Wow….always a hit.
The recipe itself was easy to follow and you can adjust to taste really easily. The problem is it says to use 1/1/2 pounds potatoes wheres that’s will only cover the mince about half I ended up having to put it aside while I made another batch. Overall pretty good but use more potatoes that or says.
Very easy! I always loved shepherds pie but store made ones are are sometimes too salty or if they use shredded beef it is too chewy. This one is just right. Ground beef is better than shredded beef. I make this one regularly! Thanks for this recipe!
This is not Shepherd’s pie, this is a Cottage Pie Recipe.
Cottage pie – beef
Shepherd’s pie – lamb
Added maggi sauce to boost worcester, completely covered layer of spuds with grated parmesan which browned beautifully. I would brown meat first then pour off excess fat then start with onions/carrots… Good recipe 9.7/10
Hi If I dont have Worcestershire sauce, what else can I use?
Hi Isabel! There’s so little of it in this recipe, you could leave it out or swap it for soy sauce or tamari. Thanks for your question!
Love this recipe! I also use frozen peas, corn, and carrots and Bob Evans mashed potatoes — perfect every time! Season it up really good and you’ve got one helluva meal. Thanks!!
I love this! I use frozen vegetables and buy packaged mashed potatoes so it’s really quick to make.
This is the best Shepherd’s pie recipe ever…my family loves it. I double the recipe for left overs but lol there are nerve any..
I love cottage pie. I tend to layer meat in a Worcestershire sauce gravy, a layer of cheese, sautéed veg, cheese again then mashed taters. Sometimes I top it with cheese. My family loves it too. Thanks for the recipes.
Never broil with glass dish it will shatter!!!!! Aside from that delicious
Hi Laurie, good point! Apparently a few years ago they changed the formulation of the pyrex casserole dishes and shattering under very high heat is now more of an issue than it used to be. The older pyrex (which I’m using here) wasn’t as much of an issue. Also, shattering can happen when there is a big temperature differential, like going from cold to broiling. In this case, the dish is already quite hot, so it shouldn’t be an problem. But just in case, I’ll add a note.
Thank you for this recipe we have this at least once a week , i just add a few bits