This is pretty authentic since Mom is from London. You can also make this with ground lamb.


  • 1 1/2 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 c. water
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 envelope brown gravy mix
  • 5-6 med. potatoes, peeled & cubed


Brown the meat & onion. Drain off grease. Add the water, salt and pepper. Simmer 10 minutes. Stir in gravy mix. Pour into greased casserole. Boil potatoes in salted water, then mash well with a little milk and butter. Spread over meat mixture. Bake at 400 degrees 30 minutes or til nicely browned.


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Submitted 6/13/05.
Source: Mother-in-Law
Submitted By: C. Mahoney
Shepherd's Pie