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Crockpot Shepherd’s Pie Recipe for Two

July 14, 2017
Crockpot Shepherd's Pie for Two Recipe - comfort food, yum!

This Shepherd’s Pie for two recipe is made in your slow cooker and is an easy way to enjoy a classic comfort food casserole. Ground beef is simmered with rich saucy mushrooms, peas and carrots topped with cheesy mashed potatoes.

Place the beef in a small slow cooker. Top with the garlic and mushrooms. Give it a stir to mix it together.Β Click here for a small 4 quart slow cooker.
Crockpot Shepherd's Pie for Two Recipe - add beef, mushrooms, and sauce mixture to the crockpot

 

In a medium bowl, whisk together the beef broth, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, oregano, garlic powder, and onion powder. Pour the broth mixture over the contents of the slow cooker and stir to combine.

 

Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for 4 hours or on high for 2 hours, until the beef is cooked through.

 

To make the mashed potatoes, place the potatoes in a medium saucepan and cover them with 2 inches of water. Bring the potatoes to a boil over high heat and stir in the salt. Boil for about 15 minutes until fork tender.

 

Drain the potatoes and return them to the pot.

 

Add the milk, butter, salt and pepper to taste.

 

Gently mash the potatoes with a handheld potato masher or mixer.

 

In a small bowl, mix the flour and 2 tablespoons water until smooth, then slowly stir the mixture into the slow cooker.

 

Add the peas and carrots.

 

Adjust the seasonings to taste with salt and pepper.

 

Mix the cheddar into the mashed potatoes and spread in an even layer over the top of the beef and vegetables.

 

Cover the slow cooker and cook on high for 30 minutes, until the gravy has thickened and the mashed potatoes are heated through.

Crockpot Shepherd's Pie for Two Recipe - This Shepherd's Pie for two recipe is made in your slow cooker and is an easy way to enjoy a classic comfort food casserole. Ground beef is simmered with rich saucy mushrooms, peas and carrots topped with cheesy mashed potatoes.

 

Crockpot Shepherd's Pie for Two Recipe - comfort food, yum!
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Crockpot Shepherd's Pie for Two
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
4 hr 30 mins
Total Time
4 hr 40 mins
 
This Shepherd's Pie for two recipe is made in your slow cooker and is an easy way to enjoy a classic comfort food casserole. Ground beef is simmered with rich saucy mushrooms, peas and carrots topped with cheesy mashed potatoes.
Course: Date Night, Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American, British, Scottish
Servings: 2
Calories: 745.8 kcal
Ingredients
For the Beef:
  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef uncooked
  • 1 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup diced white mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup frozen peas and carrots thawed
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
For the Mashed Potatoes:
  • 1/2 pound russet potatoes peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Place the beef in a small slow cooker. Top with the garlic and mushrooms. Give it a stir to mix it together.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the beef broth, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, oregano, garlic powder, and onion powder. Pour the broth mixture over the contents of the slow cooker and stir to combine.
  3. Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for 4 hours or on high for 2 hours, until the beef is cooked through.
  4. To make the mashed potatoes, place the potatoes in a medium saucepan and cover them with 2 inches of water. Bring the potatoes to a boil over high heat and stir in the salt. Boil for about 15 minutes until fork tender.
  5. Drain the potatoes and return them to the pot.
  6. Add the milk, butter, salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Gently mash the potatoes with a handheld potato masher or mixer.
  8. In a small bowl, mix the flour and 2 tablespoons water until smooth, then slowly stir the mixture into the slow cooker.
  9. Add the peas and carrots.
  10. Adjust the seasonings to taste with salt and pepper.
  11. Mix the cheddar into the mashed potatoes and spread in an even layer over the top of the beef and vegetables.
  12. Cover the slow cooker and cook on high for 30 minutes, until the gravy has thickened and the mashed potatoes are heated through.

Adapted and downsized from Tastes of Lizzy T

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