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Shepherds Pie - Beef and Vegetable Pie
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Dickens Inn, Philadelphia, PA


  • 5 lbs (2.3 kg). ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, small diced
  • 1 large carrot, small diced
  • 1 stalk celery, small diced
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml). Worcestershire sauce
  • 2/3 cup (150 ml) Guinness Stout
  • 2/3 cup (150 ml) veal stock
  • 1/2 tsp (2 ml). dry thyme
  • 2 oz (56 grm). flour
  • 2 oz (56 grm). butter
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • mashed potatoes
  • Saute vegetables until softened.
  • Add ground beef and cook until browned.
  • Add liquid and herbs.
  • Make a roux with the flour and butter, and add to thicken.
  • Cook for about 20 minutes, until thickened.
  • Season to taste.
  • Fill baking dishes with meat.
  • Pipe or spread mashed potatoes on top.
  • Bake at 400 degrees (200 C.) until potatoes are golden brown.

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