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Shepherd's Pie

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Shepherd's Pie

Shepherd's Pie - Fluffy inside and crispy on top: a winning combination for all ages

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35 min.
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Nutritional values

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie463 kcal(22 %)
Protein32 g(33 %)
Fat20 g(17 %)
Carbohydrates36 g(24 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage8 g(27 %)
Calorie309 kcal(15 %)
Protein21 g(21 %)
Fat13 g(11 %)
Carbohydrates24 g(16 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage5.5 g(18 %)
Vitamin A0.2 mg(25 %)
Vitamin D1.9 μg(10 %)
Vitamin E5 mg(42 %)
Vitamin B₁0.8 mg(80 %)
Vitamin B₂0.8 mg(73 %)
Niacin18.4 mg(153 %)
Vitamin B₆0.9 mg(64 %)
Folate90 μg(30 %)
Pantothenic acid3.3 mg(55 %)
Biotin22.6 μg(50 %)
Vitamin B₁₂3.1 μg(103 %)
Vitamin C116 mg(122 %)
Potassium1,759 mg(44 %)
Calcium174 mg(17 %)
Magnesium97 mg(32 %)
Iron4.9 mg(33 %)
Iodine38 μg(19 %)
Zinc5.3 mg(66 %)
Saturated fatty acids8.5 g
Uric acid254 mg
Cholesterol71 mg
1 Kinderportion enthält
Vitamin A0.1 mg(13 %)
Vitamin D1.3 μg(7 %)
Vitamin E3.3 mg(28 %)
Vitamin B₁0.5 mg(50 %)
Vitamin B₂0.5 mg(45 %)
Niacin12.3 mg(103 %)
Vitamin B₆0.6 mg(43 %)
Folate60 μg(20 %)
Pantothenic acid2.2 mg(37 %)
Biotin15.1 μg(34 %)
Vitamin B₁₂2 μg(67 %)
Vitamin C77 mg(81 %)
Potassium1,173 mg(29 %)
Calcium116 mg(12 %)
Magnesium64 mg(21 %)
Iron3.3 mg(22 %)
Iodine26 μg(13 %)
Zinc3.5 mg(44 %)
Saturated fatty acids5.7 g
Uric acid169 mg
Cholesterol47 mg
Development of this recipe:


1 ½ pounds
starchy Potatoes
3 sheets
Savoy cabbage (about 225 grams)
Onion (about 70 grams)
red Bell pepper (about 200 grams)
11 ounces
1 bunch
flat-leaf Parsley
3 tablespoons
12 ounces
white Pepper
2 tablespoons
Tomato paste (about 40 grams)
¾ cup
1 tablespoon
Breadcrumbs (about 10 grams)

Kitchen utensils

1 large Pot (with lid), 1 Measuring cups, 1 wide Pot, 1 Slotted spoon, 1 Cutting board, 1 Small knife, 1 Brush, 1 Rubber spatula, 1 Tablespoon, 1 large Skillet, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Casserole dish (about 28 x 20 cm), 1 Small pot, 1 Fork, 1 Potato masher, 1 Nutmeg grater (or fine grater)

Preparation steps

Shepherd's Pie preparation step 1

Scrub the potatoes and cook in a large pot of boiling salted water until knife-tender, 20-25 minutes.

Shepherd's Pie preparation step 2

Meanwhile, bring 500 ml (approximately 2 cups) of water in a wide pot to boil. Rinse cabbage leaves and blanch for 4 minutes, then remove with a slotted spoon and let cool.

Shepherd's Pie preparation step 3

Peel the onion and chop finely. Halve bell pepper, remove ribs and seeds, rinse and pat dry. Finely chop pepper. 

Shepherd's Pie preparation step 4

Clean mushrooms and cut in half or quarters depending on size.

Shepherd's Pie preparation step 5

Rinse the parsley, shake dry, pluck off the leaves and chop finely.

Shepherd's Pie preparation step 6

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet and cook onion until translucent. Add mushrooms, bell pepper and ground meat. Sauté over medium heat until meat is browned.

Shepherd's Pie preparation step 7

Season meat mixture with salt and pepper and stir in the tomato paste. Cook briefly, then stir in 100 ml (approximately 1/3 cup) of water and the parsley.

Shepherd's Pie preparation step 8

Put the meat mixture in a baking dish (about 28 x 20 cm) (approximately 12 x 8 inches) and top with cabbage leaves. Heat the milk in a small pot.

Shepherd's Pie preparation step 9

Drain the potatoes, rinse under cold water, peel and mash with a potato masher. Add the hot milk. Season with salt and freshly grated nutmeg.

Shepherd's Pie preparation step 10

Distribute puree on the cabbage leaves. Smooth surface with a rubber spatula, sprinkle with breadcrumbs and drizzle with the remaining oil. Bake on the middle rack of preheated oven at 200°C (fan 180°C, gas: mark 3) (approximately 400°F) until golden brown, about 40 minutes. Let cool slightly before serving.