Beef Shepherd’s Pie

By June 17, 2019May 16th, 2020Beef
Beef shepherd's pie, savoury beef and vegetables topped with mashed potato - sliced tomatoes and melted cheese

Challenge 2019 sent in by Barry

Thank you Barry, this is old fashioned comfort food and a great one for the budget.

 One his wife used to make



Prep time

10 Minutes

Cooking time

45  Minutes


  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic
  • ¼ onion, finely chopped
  • ½ cup of frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 teaspoon Italian herbs
  • 200g minced beef
  • 1 tablespoon plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon *Bonox or beef stock cube in ¼ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons of red wine
  • ¼ cup tomato puree or passata
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 medium tomato, sliced
  • ¼ cup grated cheese
  • 1½ – 2 cups mashed potato


  • Cook your mashed potatoes ready for assembling
  • Preheat oven to 180ºc
  • Heat oil in a frying pan over med-high heat. Add onion and garlic, cook for one minute. Add Italian herbs, stir and cook for another minute
  • Increase the heat up to high and add the mince, stir to separate and brown evenly
  • Sprinkle the flour over the meat and mix to combine
  • Add tomato paste, tomato puree, Bonox liquid, red wine and Worcestershire sauce, stir
  • Bring to boil, turn the heat down and simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes, until thickens
  • Add frozen vegetables and stir, season to taste. Remove from heat
  • Assemble by placing the cooked meat and vegetables into a small casserole dish, top with mashed potatoes, sliced tomato in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until golden in colour. Rest for 5 minutes

   Serve and Enjoy!

   Note: Bonox is liquid beef extract and sold in supermarkets

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