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Crockpot Shepherd’s Pie Recipe for Two

Crockpot Shepherd's Pie

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.

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How to make Crockpot Shepherd’s Pie:

Place the uncooked beef in a small slow cooker. Top with the garlic and mushrooms. Give it a stir to mix it together.  Click here for a 4 quart crockpot.

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beef, mushrooms, gralic, beef broth, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, oregano, garlic powder, and onion powder place in a 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 Recipe for Two

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Yield: Serves 2

Crockpot Shepherd's Pie for Two

Crockpot Shepherd's Pie for Two

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.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 40 minutes

Ingredients

For the Beef:

  • 1/2 lb lean ground beef (uncooked)
  • 1 teaspoon jarred 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 uncooked beef in a small slow cooker. Top with the garlic and mushrooms. Give it a stir to mix it together. Click here for a 4 quart crockpot.
  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.

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Nutrition Information:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 565 Saturated Fat: 16g Cholesterol: 134mg Sodium: 1279mg Carbohydrates: 39g Fiber: 5g Sugar: 5g Protein: 39g
Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    pm
    July 15, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    Do you brown the ground beef before adding to the crock?

    • Reply
      Zona
      July 15, 2017 at 4:22 pm

      Hi pm, no I don’t. It turns out great. Thanks for asking 🙂

      • Reply
        pm
        July 17, 2017 at 2:33 am

        Thank you for your reply! One less pan to dirty! 🙂 Look forward to trying this.

        • Reply
          Zona
          July 17, 2017 at 7:04 am

          You’re welcome! Let me know if you like it 🙂

  • Reply
    Tammy
    July 16, 2017 at 6:44 am

    This looks good! I have all the ingredients on hand, too!

    • Reply
      Zona
      July 16, 2017 at 6:57 am

      Thanks Tammy! Let me know if you liked it.

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