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Shepards Pie Recipe

New England Shepards Pie Recipe | Irish Shepards Pie | Stout St. Patrick’s Day


The ultimate food testers in the family are my husband and son-in-law. Today I’m going to show you how to make a New England Shepards Pie. This one pot casserole dish is one of my charming son-in-law’s favorite recipes that he always asks me to make.

Living in New England all my life, I’m pretty used to being holed up in the house whenever we have blizzards. Since I like to cook, it’s the perfect opportunity to try out new recipes on the family and fill the house with delightful aromas waifing from the kitchen!

The kitchen is where this frugal grandmom spends most of her time, and I decided it was time to redecorate and update the kitchen. As I spend a lot of time on Pinterest searching for interesting recipes and craft ideas to keep the grandkids entertained whenever I babysit, I also like to pin photos of DIY home handyman kitchen and household tips.

Charming son-in-law, my favorite handyman, recently installed wainscoting panels in the Frugal New England Kitchen. One remodeling project led to another, and I got tired of looking at the outdated wallpaper in this old house, it just screamed 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. So I rented a wallpaper steamer and spent the entire weekend steaming off wallpaper with a wallpaper steamer. Everyone’s updating their homes with paint and painting techniques – I found some wonderful Martha Stewart paint colors that I’ll tell you more about later.

In the meantime, here’s an easy recipe for Shepard’s Pie that can be made ahead the night before – just pop it in the oven after your projects are done! I like to make this easy casserole dish with Guinness Stout as it adds a nice flavor and cooks out. You don’t have to wait for St. Patrick’s Day to make this Irish Shepard’s Pie! Cook it up for an easy weeknight dinner for your favorite handyman!

New England Shepard's Pie Recipe

Easy clean-up with my crochet handmade Dish Cloths from my Moomettes Crochet shop!

Crochet Handmade Dish Cloths Beige

Be sure to check out my other dinner and ethnic meal favorite recipes such as Polish Pierogi and Crockpot Chicken Corn Tortillas!

New England Shepards Pie with Guinness Stout


New England Shepard Pie Recipe

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

4-6 Servings

New England Shepard Pie Recipe

Shepard's Pie, Shepard Pie, Dinner, Supper, Casserole, Vegetables, Potato, Beef, Stout, New England, St. Patrick's Day


  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1/3 cup diced onion
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper
  • 1 cup Guinness Stout
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 pounds potatoes, peeled and cut into big chunks
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons chives
  • 1 16-ounce can whole kernel corn
  • 2 16-ounce cans creamed corn
  • Paprika


  1. Sauté hamburger, onion, celery, garlic, thyme, oregano, red pepper, stout and salt and pepper until meat is brown. Place sautéed burger mixture in large, shallow casserole dish.
  2. Meanwhile, cook potatoes in water. Mash and season with butter, milk, sour cream, chives and salt and pepper.
  3. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Drain corn, and mix with creamed corn. Layer corn mixture on burger mixture and spread evenly. Layer on mashed potatoes. Sprinkle paprika lightly over top.
  4. Bake for about 20 minutes.


Adapted from Gritty McDuff's Brew Pub, Portland, Maine

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