Les Canadiennes' Shepherd's Pie

Les Canadiennes' Shepherd's Pie

Ground beef, onions, mushrooms, and peas, covered with mashed potatoes, and baked until golden.

8 servings
Preparation 40 min
Cooking 30 min

580 calories per serving 


11 potatoes, peeled then halved   2.2 kg
3 onions, finely chopped   600 g
32 button (white) mushrooms, thinly sliced   440 g
2 1/2 tbsp olive oil   35 mL
1 kg ground beef, extra-lean, or lean    
1 2/3 cup canned tomatoes (diced)   400 g
3 1/2 tbsp tomato paste   55 mL
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce   30 mL
2 cups beef broth   500 mL
2 cups frozen peas   240 g
2 1/4 cups milk, partly skimmed, 2%   560 mL
1/4 cup butter, unsalted   60 g
  ground pepper to taste    
1 pinch salt [optional]   0.1 g


  1. Preheat the oven to 205°C/400°F.
  2. Prepare the vegetables: finely chop the onion; thinly slice the mushrooms; peel the potatoes, cut them in half then boil them 20-25 min until very tender. Drain them well and set aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Add the ground meat and sear it until it looses its red colour, about 4-5 min, then break it up with a fork. In order to brown the meat, it is important not to stir it at the beginning, otherwise it will release its juices and will «boil» rather than brown.
  4. When the meat is golden-coloured, add the chopped onion then cook 2 min with stirring. Stir in the diced tomatoes, mushrooms, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, and broth. Add the frozen peas and continue cooking until heated through, about 4-5 min. Add salt and pepper. Remove the pan from the heat and transfer the contents to a large baking dish.
  5. Pour the milk into a large microwave-safe bowl. Add the butter and microwave on medium-high a few minutes, uncovered, until very hot. Add the cooked potatoes and mash the mixture until it is creamy. Add salt and pepper to taste. Place a spoonful of the potato mixture on top of the beef mixture, then gently spread it with a spoon to cover evenly.
  6. Bake in the middle of the oven until the top is golden-brown, about 30 min. Serve.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (630g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




20 g

30 %

Saturated 9 g
+ Trans 0.5 g

47 %


90 mg


390 mg

16 %


66 g

22 %


6 g

25 %


13 g


36 g

Vitamin A

50 %

Vitamin C

50 %


15 %


35 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: servings
Grain Products: 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives: ¼ serving
Meat and Alternatives: 1 serving

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Free :
Added Sugar
Low :
Calories, Cholesterol, Saturated Fat, Sodium
Source of :
Calcium, Vitamin E
Good source of :
Vitamin D, Vitamin K
Excellent source of :
Copper, Fibre, Folacin, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Zinc

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This recipe is in the following categories: Vegetables | Halal | High Fibre | High Iron | High Vitamin D | Low Calorie | Low Cholesterol | Low Saturated Fat | Low Sodium | Bake

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