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Shepherd's Pie/Cottage Pie

Shepherd's pie, also known as Cottage pie, is a meat pie with a crust of mashedpotatoes. It is said that the term 'Shepherd's Pie' should be used only if the meat is mutton or lamb (Courtesy: Wikipedia). Most countries have their own versions of this pie. It is a comforting and delicious one-dish-me
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Servings 4 servings


  • 3 Potatoes big
  • 1 Chopped Onion
  • 8 tablespoons Butter
  • 1/2 cup Stock/Broth
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • to taste Salt
  • to taste Pepper powder
  • 1-2 cups Diced vegetables
  • 500 gms Minced meat


  • Cook the potatoes in salted water till tender.
  • Heat a pan and melt 4 tablespoons of butter.
  • Saute onions in butter until tender, over medium heat.
  • Add the vegatables according to their cooking time.
  • Once the vegetables are tender, add minced meat, worcesterchire sauce and the stock and mix well.
  • Add salt and pepper.
  • Cook, uncovered, over low heat for 10 minutes, adding more stock/broth as necessary to keep the mixture moist.
  • Switch off heat.
  • Mash potatoes in a bowl with remainder of butter, season to taste.
  • Spread the meat mixture in a baking dish.
  • Spread the mashed potatoes evenly on top. You can use the fork to make some designs in the potatoes. You can pipe in the potato mix as well.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 200C for about 30 minutes or until bubbling and brown.
  • Serve hot.