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Irishman Shepherd's Pie With Guinness

Course Main Course
Cuisine Irish
Keyword Pie
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6


  • 3 cups mashed potatoes (pre-made)
  • 1 pie crust
  • 1 lb Eye of Round
  • 1 onion medium
  • 10 oz carrots sliced
  • 2 Tbls garlic
  • 8 oz portabello mushrooms sliced
  • 4 oz Guinness Beer
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil (Wild Mushroom & Sage recommended)
  • 1 envelope Lipton onion soup mix
  • 1 envelope McCormick Beef Gravy mix
  • 1 Tbsp Poultry Seasoning


  1. Be sure to blind bake your pie crust and pre-make your mashed potatoes so you are ready to go. 

  2. Saute onion and garlic in the wild mushroom; cook until softened, about 4 minutes.

  3. Cook beef, until no longer pink and you get a nice brown crust, 4 to 5 minutes

  4. Add carrots and mushrooms, beer and soup packet, stir until combined, bring to a boil. Cook until vegetables are fork tender approx. 10 minutes

  5.  Add gravy mix bring to a boil, then reduce heat mixture should thicken. 

  6. Spoon beef mixture into pie shell

  7. Add potatoes using an ice cream scoop to get even coverage 

  8. Spread evenly over beef; using a spatula, you can decorate potatoes with lines or peaks. 

  9. I top my potatoes with a poultry season blend to add a herbed look to the top and extra flavor. 

  10.  Bake until potatoes are lightly browned, 10 to 15 minutes. 

  11. Serve with a pie server in wedges, or just scoop out casserole style.