Ground Beef Shepherds Pie Recipe

A ground beef shepherds pie recipe made with ground beef and seasoned with mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables. Serve this cottage pie for a hearty breakfast or brunch. You could also serve this for a late dinner after work. It is a quick and easy dish that works well as a way to use up leftovers.

Shepherds pie is an easy recipe to stretch if you have unexpected guests arriving. Just add a can of mixed vegetables to the meat portion of the recipe and this will easily serve 6 people.

Also take a look at these other Shepherds Pie recipes : Shepherds Pie Recipe and Hearty Shepherds Pie Recipe.

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Ground Beef Shepherds Pie Recipe

Ground Beef Shepherds Pie Recipe

A ground beef shepherds pie recipe made with leftover cooked ground beef and seasoned with mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables.
Prep Time1 hour
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time1 hour 30 minutes
Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ground beef
Servings: 4
Author: Laura Warnke


Seasoned Meat:

  • 2 cups cooked ground beef you can also use leftover steak or roast
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green onion
  • 1 cup brown beef gravy
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot red pepper

Seasoned Mashed Potatoes:

  • 2 cups prepared mashed potato can use instant mashed potatoes

Seasoned with:

  • 1 Tablespoon parsley
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon oregano

Other Ingredients:

  • 1-15 ounce can mixed vegetables drained (optional)
  • 1/4 cup cold butter cut into cubes


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Grease a 6-quart round casserole glass baking dish or a 9" x 9" square pan with butter or non-stick cooking spray
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine the cooked ground beef, gravy and onion. Season with salt, pepper, paprika, and hot red pepper.
  • In a separate mixing bowl combine the mashed potatoes, parsley, thyme and oregano. Mix well.
  • In the bottom of your greased casserole or baking dish, layer half of the mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables.
  • Add the meat mixture on top.
  • Follow with the remaining half of the mashed potatoes.
  • Dot the mashed potatoes with small cubes of butter.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until the potatoes are browned and the Shepherds pie is heated all the way through.


Makes 4-6 servings.

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