Skillet Shepherd's Pie

dinner lunch
Prep time 20mins
cook time 45mins

Get ready to feel lucky with our Shepherd's Pie recipe this St. Patrick's Day cooked in our 26cm Skillet! And remember, when it's time to share with your crew, don’t forget to serve it up with a hearty stout and some traditional Irish soda bread for the full Gaelic experience! 



  • 700 grams lamb mince
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, finely diced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1½ cups peas, frozen
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 cup Guinness stout beer
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Mashed Potatoes

  • 1.1kg agria potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • ¾ cup salted butter, cubed
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ¾ cup cream, warmed
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°c.
  2. Make the potatoes. In a large stock pot, cover potatoes with 1 inch of cold water. Bring to a boil and cook until the potatoes are tender—a fork should slide in and out effortlessly after about 10 to 15 minutes. Drain potatoes and return to the warm stock pot. Add butter, salt, and garlic. Mix using a hand mixer until well incorporated. Add cream, a little at a time, until you reach your desired consistency. Cover with plastic wrap. 
  3. Make the filling. Heat a skillet over medium heat, 3 to 5 minutes. Add olive oil and mince and season with salt and pepper before browning for 5 to 7 minutes. Remove mince to a paper towel-lined plate and reserve 2 tablespoons fat in the skillet.
  4. Lower heat to medium-low and add onion, carrots, and garlic. Cook until softened, 8 to 10 minutes. Add tomato paste, thyme, rosemary, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper. Stir until incorporated, then add mince back to the pan.
  5. Add Guinness and broth and bring to a simmer for 10 minutes, or until the liquid has reduced and the sauce thickens slightly. Add peas and cook for 2 additional minutes. Remove skillet from heat.
  6. Build the Shepherd’s Pie. Add mashed potatoes to a piping bag with a large piping tip. Pipe the mashed potatoes over the filling until the entire dish is covered. Place the skillet in the oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
  7. Remove from the oven and serve!