Slow Cooker Shepherd’s Pie is an easy way to enjoy a classic casserole. Fork-tender roast beef simmered with veggies & topped with cheesy mashed potatoes.
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Slow Cooker Shepherd’s Pie

Slow Cooker Shepherd’s Pie is an easy way to enjoy a classic casserole. Fork-tender roast beef simmered with veggies & topped with cheesy mashed potatoes.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time9 hrs
Total Time9 hrs 30 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cottage pie, roast beef, shepherd's pie, slow cooker recipes
Servings: 8
Calories: 539kcal
Author: Julie Clark

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless beef chuck roast, trimmed and cut into 1-inch cubes 680 g
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 medium carrots peeled and cut into 1/4" slices
  • 8 ounces white mushrooms, cleaned and roughly chopped 227 g
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen corn, thawed 217 g
  • 3/4 cup low-sodium beef broth 180 ml
  • 6 tablespoons tomato paste 100 g
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 10 ml
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 g
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons House Seasoning* 18 g
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 24 g
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen peas, thawed 240 g
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

For the Mashed Potatoes:

  • 2 1/2 pounds russet potatoes peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon salt 6 g
  • 1 cup milk, warmed 240 ml
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted 85 g
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese 6 ounces
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Place the beef cubes in a large slow cooker. Top with the garlic, carrots, mushrooms and corn.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the beef broth, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, oregano and House Seasoning. Pour the broth mixture over the contents of the slow cooker and stir to combine.
  • Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for 7 to 9 hours, or on high for 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 hours, until the beef is tender.
  • To make the mashed potatoes, place the potatoes in a large saucepan and cover them with 2 inches of water. Bring the potatoes to a boil over high heat and stir in the salt.
  • Reduce the heat and simmer until the potatoes are tender when stabbed with a fork (start checking them at 15 minutes).
  • Drain the potatoes and return them to the pot. Add the milk, butter, salt and pepper to taste. Gently mash the potatoes with a handheld potato masher.
  • Use a large spoon to skim any fat from the surface of the beef and veggie mixture in the slow cooker.
  • In a small bowl, mix the flour and 6 tablespoons (90 ml) water until smooth, then slowly stir the mixture into the slow cooker.
  • Add the peas.
  • Adjust the seasonings to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Mix the cheddar into the mashed potatoes and spread in an even layer over the top of the beef and vegetables.
  • Cover the slow cooker and cook on high for 15-30 minutes, until the gravy has thickened and the mashed potatoes are heated through.

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Notes

*Many of the recipes in this cookbook call for Samantha's House Seasoning. This House Seasoning Recipe is as follows: 1/4 cup fine sea salt, 1/4 cup garlic powder, 2 tablespoons onion powder, 1 tablespoon black pepper. Mix these together in a small bowl and store the House Seasoning in an airtight container.

Nutrition

Calories: 539kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 106mg | Sodium: 762mg | Potassium: 1462mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 120.4% | Vitamin C: 32.4% | Calcium: 24.7% | Iron: 25.2%