Slow Cooker Shepherd’s Pie

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For years Tall & Handsome has been extolling the wonders of Shepherd’s Pie.

I on the other hand – not so much. I had never delved into the cuisine that conjured up visions of chopped up whatever, eaten while setting amidst a herd of sheep while dressed like a renegade shepherd from the town nativity.

The dots just weren’t connecting no matter how much T & H explained the concept or told me how positively delicious it was.

But, I knew he was really feeling nostalgic about Shepherd’s Pie so I decided to do a little digging around and research. I was encouraged to find Shepherd’s Pie is something I could easily prepare in the slow cooker. With a little abracadabra I was able to whip up a decent Shepherd’s Pie done Bev’s way.

It’s easy to make and is adaptable to the ingredients you have on hand. When you’re finished you’ve got a fantastic one dish meal for the family.

A word about the mashed potatoes: If you don’t have any leftover on had, whip up some instant. I have a tip for instant potatoes. When I make mine I use low fat sour cream in them and people rave over them. They can’t tell the difference between made from scratch mashed potatoes and my instant potatoes. I used them in this dish. You can use you favorite.

Slow Cooker Shepherd’s Pie

1 pound lean ground beef

4 cups frozen mixed vegetables, slightly thawed

1 onion, chopped

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1/2 teaspoon Lawry’s season salt

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1 15 ounce can diced tomatoes, do not drain

4 cups mashed potatoes

1/2 cup grated cheddar

  1. Brown the ground beef before adding it to the slow cooker.
  2. Add the browned meat, mixed vegetables, onion, garlic, season salt, black pepper, Worcestershire Sauce, and can of tomatoes to the slow cooker. Stir to combine.
  3. Spoon mashed potatoes over the top of the beef mixture and spread the mashed potatoes over the beef to seal.
  4. Cook on low for about 8 hours; on low 4 to 6 hours until pie is bubbly and browned. Cooking times will vary according to your slow cooker.
  5. Just before serving sprinkle the grated cheese over the mashed potatoes and let set until cheese melts.


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Comments: 5

  1. CHARMAINE BURDETTE September 13, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    is there anyway to make your recipes more print friendly. When I try to print…it wants to print everything about the recipe as well as the recipe. I print from other sites that just print the recipe when I click print. just a thought and a suggestion,

    • BamaSteelMagnolia September 14, 2016 at 4:34 pm

      Hi Charmaine,

      Thanks for the suggestion!

      I’m working on finding a good plug-in for that very purpose. Until I can find the right one I would suggest opening Word or you clipboard or notepad. Then Copy and past the recipe and directions onto that location and print. Ultimately, I’d like to find a plug-in that converts the recipe to PDF form. That way you could download and save it and print.

      Hope this helps for now!


      • CHARMAINE BURDETTE September 14, 2016 at 4:36 pm

        thank you….that is what I do…..However there are websites that when you click print, it gives you a printable version…just the recipe….and of course, that is much easier. Always looking for the easy way out…lol

        • BamaSteelMagnolia September 14, 2016 at 4:49 pm

          Gotcha! I’m working on finding a plug-in. Believe it or not there or times I print out my own recipes and I’d like that button myself! LOL

        • BamaSteelMagnolia September 14, 2016 at 5:30 pm


          Good news! I found the plug-in I wanted. From now on each post will have an icon at the top right hand of the content. It’s green and white. You can click on the icon and it will generate the post without all the surrounding “stuff”. From there you can create a PDF, or print the recipe or even email the recipe. Also, you can adjust the size of the font and if you don’t want a picture of the dish, click the box that says “remove picture”. Hope this helps!


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