Savory Shepherd’s Pie
Servings Prep Time
4 – 6 servings 10minutes
Cook Time
55minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 – 6 servings 10minutes
Cook Time
55minutes
Ingredients
Beef Mixture
  • 1lb ground beefpreferably 93% lean
  • 1 onionfinely diced
  • 1 1/2cups frozen peas and carrots mixture
  • 1cup mushroomsroughly chopped
  • 2tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1tsp salt
  • 1tsp pepper
After Saute:
  • 2tbsp butter
  • 2tbsp flour
  • 1/2cup beef broth
Potato Mixture:
  • 1cup Water
  • 1 1/2lbs russet potatoespeeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 2tbsp butter
  • 1 eggbeaten
  • 1tsp kosher salt
  • 1tsp garlic powder
To Finish:
  • 1cup shredded Cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. Add ground beef and onion to the Instant Pot. Using the display panel select the SAUTE function.
  2. Cook and stir until no pink remains. Drain any liquids.
  3. Add remaining Beef Mixture ingredients and stir to combine.
  4. In a small bowl, melt >2 tbsp butter. Whisk in flour and beef broth until smooth. Add to pot and stir to combine.
  5. Cook and stir for 3-4 minutes, until sauce begins to thicken.
  6. Transfer the beef mixture to a 1 1/2 qt Instant Pot-friendly casserole and cover to keep warm.
  7. Rinse out the pot, then combine 1 cup water and cubed potatoes in the pot.
  8. Turn the pot off by selecting CANCEL, then secure the lid, making sure the vent is closed.
  9. Using the display panel select the MANUAL or PRESSURE COOK function*. Use the +/- keys and program the Instant Pot for 8 minutes.
  10. When the time is up, quick-release the pressure.
  11. Add remaining Potato Mixture ingredients to the pot and mash to desired consistency.
  12. Top the beef mixture evenly with the mashed potatoes. Cover the casserole with foil.
  13. Rinse out the pot, then add 1 1/2 cups of water and the steam rack.
  14. Carefully lower the casserole onto the rack, then secure the lid, making sure the vent is closed.
  15. Using the display panel select the MANUAL or PRESSURE COOK function*. Use the +/- keys and program the Instant Pot for 10 minutes.
  16. When the time is up, quick-release the pressure.
  17. Carefully remove the dish from the pot, top with cheese and let rest for 10 minutes before serving.
  18. (Optional) Set under broiler for 5-7 minutes until cheese is lightly browned.
Recipe Notes

*The MANUAL and PRESSURE COOK buttons are interchangeable.