British shepherd’s pie

A hearty pie that can easily be prepared for a crowd.


Difficulty: Medium

Time: 30 min. preparation time, 20 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 508 / Protein 23g / Carbohydr. 34g / Fat 30g

Ingredients (6 servings)

500 glamb (ground)
350 mlchicken stock
1 kgmashed potatoes
1 stalkcelery
1 clovegarlic
1 tbsptomato paste
2 sprigsthyme
2 tbspflour
30 gparmesan cheese (grated)
olive oil for frying


oven, vegetable peeler, large frying pan, ovenproof baking dish, cooking spoon, cheese grater (optional), cutting board, knife

Wine Tip

Rosé, fine dry, 2014
The slight sweetness of the wine can stand up to the essential thyme oils. Rosé unfolds its delicate aromas of ripe blackberries and elderberries best when well chilled.

Step 1

British shepherd's pie

Preheat oven to 200°C/ 392°F. Finely chop onion, garlic, and thyme leaves. Peel carrot and cut into fine dice. Cut celery into fine dice.

oven, vegetable peeler, cutting board, knife

1 onion / 1 clove garlic / 2 sprigs thyme / 1 carrot / 1 stalk celery

Step 2

British shepherd's pie

Heat some olive oil and sear ground lamb for approx. 2 – 3 min., breaking it up with a cooking spoon. Add onion, garlic, thyme, carrots, and celery and fry for approx. 5 – 8 min. Season well with salt and pepper.

large frying pan, cooking spoon

olive oil for frying / 500 g ground lamb / salt / pepper

Step 3

British shepherd's pie

Add tomato paste and fry for approx. 1 – 2 min. Then, add flour and stir constantly for approx. 2 – 3 min.

1 tbsp tomato paste / 2 tbsp flour

Step 4

British shepherd's pie

Add chicken stock and let simmer over medium heat for approx. 10 – 12 min.

350 ml chicken stock

Step 5

British shepherd's pie

Place meat into a large ovenproof dish and spread mashed potatoes evenly on top.

ovenproof baking dish

1 kg mashed potatoes

Step 6

British shepherd's pie

Top with parmesan and bake in preheated oven at 200°C/ 390°F for approx. 20 – 25 min. until golden.

cheese grater, oven

30 g parmesan cheese