Filipino style Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

February 11, 2013
(Last Updated On: July 10, 2016)

How to cook Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s Pie is a savory meat pie with a crust made mashed potato and very popular in the UK and Ireland.  The name “shepherd’s pie” was first used in the 1870’s, it was first called “cottage pie”.   The coined name “shepherd’s pie” has been used when the meat is lamb, because a shepherd looks after the sheep.   This dish is now popular worldwide with different variations.

We have seen this on one of Gordon Ramsay’s shows and decided to do our own version since lamb meat is very expensive in the Philippines, we used beef instead.  You can try the original Chef Ramsay Shepherd’s Pie recipe or try this Filipino style Shepherd’s Pie Recipe.

filipino Shepherds Pie

Filipino style Shepherd’s Pie Ingredients:

  • 1/2 kilo ground round beef
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1/4 stick butter
  • 1 medium sized carrot carrots,
  • 1/4 cup sweet corn kernels,
  • 1/8 cup green peas
  • 1/8 cup mushrooms
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Hot Sauce (optional)
  • 1/4 cup beef broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Mashed Potato:

  • 3 pcs medium potatoes
  • 1/4 stick butter
  • 4 tbsp Full Cream Milk
  • Salt and pepper
  • Cheddar Cheese (optional)

Filipino style Shepherd’s Pie Cooking Instructions:

  • Peel and cut potatoes into halves, boil it for about 20 minutes or until tender then drain and set aside.
  • Melt 1/4 stick butter in large frying pan.
  • Sauté onions in butter until tender over a medium heat, for about 8 mins.
  • Put  carrots in with the onions then add mushrooms, corn kernels, and green peas.
  • Add ground beef and sauté until no longer pink. Add salt and pepper.
  • Add Worcestershire and Hot sauce. Add 1/4 cup of beef broth and cook, uncovered, over low heat for 5 minutes,  make sure to keep it moist then turn off the heat.
  • Divide the beef mixture into 2 baking dish evenly and set aside.
  • Mash potatoes in bowl with 1/4 stick butter, add milk then season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Distribute mashed potatoes on top of the meat evenly, garnish it with cheddar cheese on top.
  • Cook for about 30 minutes in 400 degree oven until bubbling and brown.
  • Broil for last few minutes if necessary to brown.


Try this Filipino version of Shepherd’s Pie Recipe.

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This Filipino style Shepherd’s Pie Recipe is awesomely delicious

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    Sarah L

    September 20, 2016 at 6:09 pm

    That’s such a comfort food for me. Would be good on a cold winter’s day.

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    tiffany laventure

    February 19, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    i LOVE shepherd’s pie! YUM YUM

    thanks for posting

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    February 19, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    I’m not a fan of pies, but that looks delicious!

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    February 18, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    I’ve never tried this recipe before. It sounds good. Thanks.

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    February 18, 2013 at 6:42 am

    i always want to try to lmake this at home. This looks like a really good recipe so thank you for sharing…..

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    Darlene Ysaguirre

    February 17, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    This looks yummy! Love all the ingredients

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    sam dock

    February 16, 2013 at 11:40 am

    I have made a version of this before but mine didnt turn out looking nearly as nice as yours!

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    Lucas Musser

    February 15, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    I love shepherd’s pie and always like to see recipes for it.

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    Maddie k.

    February 13, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    So, this looks really good. A small lesson. If “shephards” pie is made with Lamb then it’s called Shephards pie. If however, it is made with beef it is actually called Cottage pie. I don’t know why. It’s an “English” (as in United Kingdom) thing. Call it whatever you want, I just call it yummy. I love Cottage Pie and make it about once a month. It’s a good stick to your ribs food.

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    Nicole Becker

    February 13, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    Thanks for the recipe, it looks so yummy!!

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    February 13, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    looks yummy good. ( :

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    Andrea Williams

    February 13, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    What a yummy recipe! Thanks for sharing!

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    February 13, 2013 at 4:49 am

    I’ve never tried shepherd’s pie before, gonna try this recipe, thanks.

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    denise smith

    February 12, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    my family and i love shepherds pie thanks for the recipe

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