Guinness Shepherd’s Pie

Guinness Shepherds Pie

It has happened TWICE in the history of the Hungry Housewife blog. I have repeated a recipe TWICE.
So quite yer bitchin’. I have gotten countless emails on this Guinness Shepherd’s Pie and how delicious it is when someone makes it. It has even been featured on Craft Beer.com and their newsletter.
So if the beer people say it’s good…well then, it must be good!!!!
The photos are FAR from appetizing. They were taken WAY back in April 2009 and I dont even think I had a DSLR camera yet.
This is a perfect dinner to make for the upcoming Irish, beer drinking Holiday. I am sadly going to miss it , as I will be at the Frito-Lay Flavor Kitchen in Texas! YEEEE-HAW. Fun Fun FUN!

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Guinness Shepherds Pie

Guinness Shepherd's Pie
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Recipe type: dinner, casserole
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Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • 1 ½ pounds Organic ground beef 80/20
  • 1 (1lb) bag frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
  • 2 packets of dry Brown Gravy Mix
  • 1 medium onion
  • Olive Oil
  • 2 bottles Guinness Beer
  • 2 Tablespoons Tomato Paste
  • 2 cups Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 3 pounds baking potatoes
  • ¼- ½ cup milk
  • 1 stick butter
  • Salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375
Potato filling
  1. Boil the potatoes in slated water until fork tender.
  2. Drain completely and place back in pot so all of the water evaporates.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl add butter and potatoes.
  4. Mash until smooth, while adding the milk for a medium consistency.
  5. Add salt and pepper.
Meat filling
  1. Cook and drain ground beef.
  2. Place drained beef back in skillet and add 1 bottle of Guinness.
  3. Cook until beer has almost cooked out.
  4. Add tomato paste to meat
  5. In a medium sauce pan, prepare the brown gravy according to package directions,
  6. however, use beer for half the liquid called for( 1 cup water, 1 cup beer)
  7. Pour gravy into meat mixture.
  8. And cook all together until you get a nice thick gravy.
  9. In medium skillet with olive oil sauté onions until soft and translucent.
  10. Add mixed vegetables to the onions and cook until warm throughout.
  11. In a 2 quart baking dish, add meat as bottom layer, the add vegetables, and then add the mashed potatoes. Top with Shredded cheese.Cook at 375 for about 20 minutes or until cheese in nice and bubbly

 

 

GUINNESS SHEPHERD’S PIE
The Hungry Housewife
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1 ½ pounds Organic ground beef 80/20
1 (1lb) bag frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
2 packets of dry Brown Gravy Mix( I use McCormick Brown Gravy Mix, 0.87 oz packets)
1 medium onion
Olive Oil
2 bottles Guinness Beer(14.9 oz each)
2 Tablespoons Tomato Paste
2 cups Sharp Cheddar Cheese
3 pounds baking potatoes
¼- ½ cup milk
1 stick butter
Salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 375

To make Potato filling…
Boil the potatoes in slated water until fork tender. Drain completely and place back in pot so all of the water evaporates.
In a medium mixing bowl add butter and potatoes. Mash until smooth, while adding the milk for a medium consistency. Add salt and pepper.

Meat filling…
Cook and drain ground beef.
Place drained beef back in skillet and add 1 bottle of Guinness. Cook until beer has almost cooked out.
Add tomato paste to meat.
Empty both gravy packets into a medium saucepan.
Pour 1 cup of water and 1 cup of beer into the saucepan and whisk until combined. Stirring frequently, cook on medium heat until the gravy comes to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 1 minute.
Pour gravy into meat mixture. And cook all together until you get a nice thick gravy.

In medium skillet with olive oil sauté onions until soft and translucent.
Add mixed vegetables to the onions and cook until warm throughout.

In a 2 quart baking dish, add meat as bottom layer, the add vegetables, and then add the mashed potatoes. Top with Shredded cheese.Cook at 375 for about 20 minutes or until cheese in nice and bubbly

Comments

  1. 1

    looks amazing! i had shep pie for lunch and was just thinking abt searching for a recipe! thanks for sharing!

  2. 2
    JanaStarlite says:

    I lost my favorite recipe for this years ago and have NEVER found one that came close.

    However, I believe this may be it! I'm gonna try this one for sure.

    Thanks for reposting!

  3. 3
    Jeremiah "Red Dog" Johnson says:

    Congrats's on this recipe. Your making a big splash with it. I'll send this around my links. Your doing good work and wish you all the best. Have fun at the Frito Kitchen. Wish I was there. Craft Beer is also showing you much love. Keep on cooking!

  4. 4

    mmm, i love shephards pie! this looks very worth repeating!

  5. 5

    Your pics look plenty yummy to me! Wondering, though, how strong the beer taste is….I think St. Patrick's Day in Texas would be awesome! Us native Texans are proud, by golly. Loved the post, thanks!

  6. 6

    killer recipe.Wll share with others

  7. 7
    Heather @ Sweet Sins 2 Share says:

    OK Drama queen the pictures are still really good!! Not all of us can afford the DSL so don't knock the other guys!! LOL this looks so stinking good!

  8. 8
    Leslie M. says:

    Your pictures are gorgeous. Hubby would Love this Les!

    Thanks for bringing this out of the archives!
    XOXO
    The other Les
    Leslie Loves Veggies
    http://leslielovesveggies.net/

  9. 9

    REPOSTING RECIPES AGAIN??!!??!! Sheesh, man, dagnabit!

    Just kidding. Have a blast at Frito Lay chicky!

  10. 10

    PS: Little known fact – Sheperd's pie actually contains NO german shepherd.

  11. 11
    Heather @ Sweet Sins 2 Share says:

    I meant DSLR lol want a nerd I am!

  12. 12

    Oh YUM! Beautiful photos too

  13. 13
    cookies and cups says:

    well, I will absolutely be making this!

  14. 14
    MaryBeth says:

    YUMM-O…looks great and sounds even better. I love the pictures!

  15. 15
    Healthy and Homemade says:

    Shepard's Pie and delicious beer?? Oh yes please!

  16. 16

    i believe you can top just about anything with cheesy, buttery mashed potatoes and make it edible. :)

  17. 17
    Random Musings of a Cluttered Kitchen says:

    Had lots of Shepherd's Pie before, but never guinness Shepherd's Pie before! I dashed home on my lunch break today and made this. It's now tucked in the fridge waiting patiently for dinner tonight. Can't wait to try it!

    Happy St. Patty's Day!!!

  18. 18

    Made this for dinner tonight, the hubs and I loved! I think I might try with my fav, Miller Lite, next time. The Guinness was a lil bit too bitter for my picky kids. Alos, have you tried Costco's pre-made mashed potatoes? I haven't made home-made since I tried them! Thanks for the recipe!

  19. 19

    **Al**
    Thanks for letting me know you tried my yummy Shepherds Pie. My kids won't touch it with a 10 foot pole. They dont like anything in the form of a casserole. Weirdos!

  20. 20

    Would love to make this. I live in Australia…so ’2 packets of dry Brown Gravy Mix’ and ’2 bottles Guinness Beer’ are completely foreign to me. Any chance you can give me an ounce measurement? The only bottles of Guinness we get here are 750mLs (about 25oz) – so I’m guessing that I won’t be needing 2 of those?
    Sorry to be a pain, I would just LOVE to give this a go!
    Thanks,
    Ange

    • 21

      Ange,
      I updated the recipe to be more clear. Thank you for bringing that to my attention.
      As for the beer. I you could just use 1 of your big bottles. You can pour 1 3/4 cup into the meat to season it and 1 cup into the gravy mixture.

  21. 23

    This preggo just wants to make sure the alcohol cooks out, right?

  22. 27

    This recipe is awesome. I’ve made it twice now. I like to follow all the steps until the last one, and instead of baking it, I layer it in a crockpot and cook it on low until the cheese melts. This worked great for a work function because I fixed everything the night before, put the crockpot liner in the fridge, and the next morning just plugged it in!

    • 28

      Samantha,
      Thanks you thank you thank you for taking time out of your day to send me feedback!
      I am so very glad that you enjoy my Guinness Shepherds pie!
      Its a family favorite here as well

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