Slow Cooker Shepherds Pie Recipe
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Slow Cooker Shepherds Pie Recipe

Easy Slow Cooker Shepherds Pie Recipe! This savory Shepherd's Pie Recipe allows you to "set and forget" dinner while you are at work.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, English, Irish
Servings: 8
Calories: 616kcal
Author: Sommer Collier


  • 1 1/2 - 2 pounds beef chuck roast or "stew meat"
  • 1 large onion peeled and chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic peeled and minced
  • 3 large carrots peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1/3 cup Guinness Beer
  • 3 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 2 teaspoons whole grain mustard
  • 1 teaspoon beef base
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 5 cups mashed potatoes homemade or store-bought
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar or Dubliner cheese


  • Place the chopped onions in a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Soften for 5-6 minutes. Meanwhile cut the beef into small bite-size pieces.
  • Pour the hot onions, beef, and all remaining ingredients, excluding the mashed potatoes and cheese, into a 6-quart slow cooker. Season with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and stir well. Wipe down the sides of the slow cooker with a dry paper towel. Then spread the mashed potatoes over the top of the beef mixture all the way to the edges of the crock to seal in the ingredients below.
  • Place a long piece of paper towel over the slow cooker to absorb the steam, and cover with the lid. Turn on high for 4-5 hours, or low for 8-10 hours.
  • When ready to serve, sprinkle the cheese over the top of the potatoes and place the lid back on for 5 minutes to melt the cheese. Serve hot and garnish with extra herbs if you have them.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 616kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 152mg | Sodium: 470mg | Potassium: 1382mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 4220IU | Vitamin C: 43.7mg | Calcium: 172mg | Iron: 5.7mg