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Guinness Shepherd's Pie

Guinness Shepherd's Pie

By Traeger Kitchen

This shepherd’s pie has been given an upgrade with Guinness beer and a kiss of hickory smoke. If you prefer lamb, use the same amount as beef, but pour off some of the fat after cooking it and before adding the onion. Finally, it doesn't matter whether you cook the meat or mash the potatoes first; you can even do it at the same time if space allows.

Prep Time

1 Hrs

Cook Time

45 Min




Number of People Serving


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Units of Measurement:
6 russet potatoes
1 onion, diced
4 Clove garlic, minced
1 Pound ground beef
1 1/2 Cup tomato sauce
4 Cup Vegetables, frozen
1 Cup Guinness Extra Stout
2 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 Teaspoon fresh thyme
To Taste salt and pepper
Butter, Sticks
1/2 Cup milk
1 1/2 Cup shredded cheddar cheese


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  • 1

    Bring a large pot of water to a boil for the potatoes. Let this heat up while you cook the meat mixture.

  • 2

    In a large skillet, cook the onion, add garlic. Add beef or lamb and cook until browned. Drain off grease.

  • 3

    Add tomato sauce and vegetables. Cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring often.

  • 4

    Add Guinness, Worcestershire sauce, thyme and salt and pepper to taste. Boil until the liquid has reduced by half and thickened (about 15 minutes).

  • 5

    Add the potatoes to the boiling water and cook for 15-20 minutes or until soft but not mushy. Drain and cool. Mash the potatoes with the butter, milk, salt and pepper to taste.

  • 6

    Once meat mixture is done cooking and the potatoes are mashed, divide the meat mixture between two dishes. Top with mashed potatoes then with the cheese.

  • 7

    When ready to cook, set the Traeger to 350 degrees F and preheat, lid closed, for 10 to 15 minutes.

    350 ˚F / 177 ˚C


  • 8

    Bake for 30-45 minutes or until potatoes are golden brown and cheese is melted. Serve hot. Enjoy!


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