Welcome to Bonita’s Kitchen! Today we will be making Shepherd’s Pie with Ground Beef Gravy.


5 Cups Lean Ground Beef
1 Medium Onion chopped
4 Medium Potatoes
2 Carrots
1 Cup Green Peas, Fresh, Frozen or Canned
2-3 Tbsp Flour or corn starch
3 Cups Vegetable broth
Sea Salt and Pepper as needed
Pinch Worcestershire sauce or Meggie’s seasoning
2 Tbsp Butter
1/4 Cup Milk
Olive oil

-Start by peeling your potatoes and cube put in a bowl of cold water to wash.
 -Then remove cold water and add potatoes to a medium saucepan with warm water to start to boil, then add 1/2 tsp of sea salt let boil for 10 minutes.
-In a frying pan add 4 cups lean ground beef with a pinch of olive oil, start to fry.
-Then add 3/4 of your chopped onion continue frying, add pinch of sea salt, pepper and Worcestershire sauce continue frying until it starts to brown. ( you can add more seasonings if you wish)
-Add 1 tbsp flour or corn starch and 1 cup vegetable broth and add carrots and green peas, stir until mixture starts to thicken.
-Remove from heat and pour in a 9 x 13 inch or square glass pan or pan of choice.
-Next remove potatoes from hot water and mash in 2 tbsp butter and milk, until creamy then spread over top of ground beef mixture.
– Place in a pre-heated  350º oven for 30 minutes or until potatoes start to turn a light brown, or golden.

-In the same saucepan add 1 cup of lean ground beef, pinch sea salt, pepper and start to fry with remainer of your onions, when your mixture start to brown top with Worcestershire sauce, 1 tbsp flour or corn starch and 2 cup of vegetable broth.
-Bring to a boil and keep stirring until mixture starts to thicken, add more broth if needed.
-Remove from heat serve over shepherds pie after cooked and only over each serving.

I apologize in advance if anything in this video is not clear or miss read, please follow my recipe when making this dish.

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  1. Thanks Bonita..i requested this awhile ago and just seen it on your site..It looks delicious and love rhe gravy with it!

  2. great job bonita ;];];] defintitly a belly warmer;];];] ive had t with corn also with peas / carrots plus the potatoes but with bisquits on top of the potatoes… you wont be getting seconds after that!!!!! its good stuff;];];];]

  3. This is superb! I don't care what the food snobs say, if it is made with ground meat and some veg..covered with potatoes it is shepherds pie. When I was a kid my Mom made almost this exact dish and she was from Oklahoma. My Grand Mother was English so we got to know the correct way to say things……for the record it is pronounced Worshtesha or Wershtasha…or just Wershta sauce lol. This sort of food will send you to bed with nice dreams :). Drop a few…not many, oysters on top of those potatoes and you have something magical. I know there aren't many, but I would like to see some more native foods from around there. Thanks for the vid Bonita 🙂

  4. Looks lovely, but a correction. This is a Cottage Pie, as you used ground BEEF. A Shepherd's Pie is made with ground LAMB, hence the name Shepherd. But it looks lovely! XO

  5. I forgot to add that I love your spin on this using your special gravy. Will try that next time I made my cottage pie. Thanks for all your wonderful lessons.

  6. They serve this on site at McKay River Lodge all the time….always with beef and always call it shepherds pie… it's awesome … the gravy might be something I'll have to try … thanks' Bonita great job

  7. Hi, you say in the written recipe to use a 9×13 pan, but it looks like you are using a 9×9 pan in the video. What is correct?

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