Slow Cooker Shepherd's Pie

Slow Cooker Shepherd's Pie

This is comfort food at its finest. Our Slow Cooker Shepherd's Pie is made with ground beef, vegetables, and topped with mashed potatoes.
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • 2 lbs yukon gold potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp salt

For The Filling

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a large saucepan add potatoes and cover with water. Bring to a boil and cook until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and place in a bowl. Add the butter, milk, and salt and mash until smooth. Set aside.
  • Meanwhile in a large skillet brown the beef and onion over medium-high heat until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic and cook 30 seconds. Stir in tomato paste and cook 2 minutes.
  • Stir in the carrots, beef broth, red wine, Worcestershire sauce and dried thyme. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil then simmer until some liquid has evaporated. Transfer to the slow cooker.
  • Spread the potato mixture over the beef and cover and cook on LOW until bubbly, about 5-6 hours. Serve.


You can cook this on HIGH for 3 hours if desired.
This dish will be super hot so wait 10 minutes before serving.

Perfect Pairing

Looking for another dinner? Try out our Beef and Barley Soup.
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