Irish style Shepherds pie


Irish Style Shepherds Pie

Have you ever wondered how to make an authentic Shepherd’s pie?  Now is your chance to delight your family with this heartwarming comfort food.  The secret is in the sauces.  You can freeze leftovers (that is if there are any!).   If you want to make a larger batch and freeze a portion for another day it is best to leave the potato off and freeze the meat sauce by itself then defrost and add the mashed potato on day of cooking. 

Irish style Shepherds pie


  • 1 Large onion chopped
  • 1.5 lbs. of lean ground beef
  • 1 cup peas (trader Joe’s does English style shelled peas or you can use frozen)
  • 1 cup of diced carrots
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 cups of beef stock


(The Bisto & HP sauce are available at grocery stores which sell English and Irish foods)

  • Gravy granules (If you can get Bisto granules even better)
  • HP Sauce – 2 large spoonsful. 
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