Gordon Ramsey’s Shepherd Pie

Credit: Epicurious

Gordon Ramsey’s Shepherd Pie

Course Main Course
Cuisine American



  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 ½ lbs ground beef or lamb
  • 1 large carrot grated
  • 1 large onion grated
  • 1 bag frozen peas
  • fresh rosemary
  • fresh thyme
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • salt
  • pepper
  • Worcestershire sauce several splashes
  • 1 small can tomato puree or paste
  • red wine several glugs
  • ¼ cup chicken stock


  • 1 ½ lbs golden potatoes
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 3 ½ tbsp butter
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 2 egg yolks
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese can add more if needed


Prep Work:

  • Dice the garlic
  • Separate your herbs from the stems
  • Separate your Egg Yolks
  • Peel and Slice your potatoes into even pieces
  • Open your wine if it's not already
  • Open your can of Tomato Paste

Cooking the Potatoes:

  • This part is easy as pie (no pun intended), just boil some water, throw some salt and your potatoes in, and set a timer for 15 minutes
  • start on your filling
  • Upon the timer going off, take your potatoes out and strain the water off.
  • Put potatoes back into the pan, or into a medium mixing bowl
  • Mash the potatoes with their ingredients from above and keep warm (your filling should be about done by this point)

Cooking the Filling

  • Pour Olive Oil into a hot, rather large pan, then add meat.
  • Stir meat as if your life depends on it for a few minutes so it's nice and brown, and broken into very small pieces. 
  • Add your Rosemary, Thyme, and Garlic, then stir some more.
  • Quickly add your Carrot, Onion, and frozen peas, stir a little longer. The idea at this point is to get everything to a minced consistency.
  • Add Worcestershire Sauce, stir, add Tomato Puree, stir, add Red Wine and sweat down for a minute or two. Add chicken stock and cook for 3 more minutes.

Final Instructions:

  • Scoop your meat mixture into a deep casserole or other oven safe dish and then spoon the mash over the top.
  • Spread the mash over the top of the mix with the bottom of the spoon and then sprinkle a generous portion of Parmesan cheese over the top.
  • Poke the top with a fork several times to give it a peaked look and stick it in the oven at 400 degrees for 18-20 minutes to brown the potatoes and set the pie.
  • Serve it up and watch people melt!


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