Mexican Shepherd's Pie

Mexican Shepherd’s Pie

This Mexican Shepherd’s Pie recipe was one of the first recipes that we made using our Gran Luchito Chipotle Paste and over 200 recipes later, it remains one of Luchito’s most popular recipes. The Chipotle Paste is perfect to add depth of flavour and a delicious smoky taste to your meals.

This is the kind of meal that is perfect to cook once the days begin to get slightly colder. We highly recommend you try this Mexican shepherd’s pie on a cold rainy night. It’s pure comfort food, with a gentle warming and smoky Mexican kick! The simplicity of adding our Gran Luchito Chipotle Paste to the mince and to the mash really transforms the dish and takes this Gran Luchito Mexican shepherd’s pie to another level.

For other great heartwarming recipes, check out our Mexican Chicken Stew, Chile Colorado or  Pulled Pork Enchiladas.

  • Prep time

    15 mins

  • Cook time

    1 hr 5 mins

  • Total time

    1 hrs 20 Mins

  • Ideal for

    Main Course
  • Make it

    Mexican
  • Serves

    4

Nutrition: Per serving

kcal 121 fat 8.6g saturates 4.0g carbs 6.5g sugars 1.8g fibre 1.4g protein 8.2g salt 3.7g

How to make it

  1. Fry the lamb mince on high heat until it’s nicely browned. Once the meat has got a good colour, add the Chipotle Paste with the flour and stir it all in. Now add the onion, carrots, celery, garlic and a bit of thyme. Stir and reduce the heat to medium, cover with a lid and let the vegetables cook with the meat for 10 minutes.
  2. After 10 mins add the canned tomatoes, stock, and season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and then simmer on low heat (with the lid on) for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent it from catching at the bottom.
  3. In the meantime, place the potatoes in a pan of boiling salted water and boil for 15 minutes or until tender.  Once ready, drain the liquid and leave the potatoes in the pan. Add the butter, the Chipotle Paste, and season with salt and pepper. Mash thoroughly, making sure you get rid of all lumps. Add the grated cheese and fold it in with the help of a wooden spoon, then reserve. Preheat the oven to 200°C / 400°F / Gas 6.
  4. Once your filling is ready, place it in a baking dish, then add the mashed potato on top and spread with the help of a spatula or the back of a spoon. Add tiny knobs of butter all over the top of the mash, and bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until golden on top (take care not to burn it). 
  5. When ready, remove from the oven and serve while it is still hot.

What To Serve With Mexican Shepherd's Pie

“Mexican
Mexican Green Beans

Our delicious green beans with crunchy salsa macha compliments our Mexican shepherd’s pie perfectly.

““Mexican
Mexican Salad

This perfect Mexican Salad is another option for the summer months.

 

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FAQs

What is shepherd's pie?

Shepherd's pie is a savoury dish of cooked minced lamb topped with mashed potato and baked. The beef version of this dish is called Cottage Pie!

Is shepherd's pie healthy?

A home-cooked shepherd's pie is hearty, nourishing and packed with nutrients and flavour. One serving of our Mexican shepherd's pie contains 121 calories.

How to warm up shepherd's pie?

Freshly baked Mexican shepherd's pie will last about 3-5 days in the fridge. When you would like to reheat it, you can either do this in the microwave, or cover it with foil and put it in a pre heated oven for 30 mins. If you are reheating from frozen, always make sure you defrost it first before oven cooking.

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Andy
Andy
2 years ago
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Having this tonight – its a regular!

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Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  Andy

I think I might do the same tonight Andy! It would certainly warm things up a bit!

Andy Linton
Andy Linton
2 years ago

Do- it’s delicious! (With a side of peas cooked with finely chopped green chilli!)

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Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  Andy Linton

Peas with green chilli – great tip!

Paul mann
Paul mann
2 years ago
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Fantastic recipe. I indulge a little as well by putting grated cheese on top of the mash

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Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  Paul mann

Now that is indulging! But highly recommended..

Angela Waddingham
Angela Waddingham
1 year ago
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Made this a few times. And will make it many more. It is absolutely delicious. Packed full of flavour and completely satisfying. We make it for family and friends and there’s never any left over. Thanks for the great recipe.

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Admin
1 year ago

Agreed! Much better than Gordon’s recipe isn’t it….😁

Ava Rangolam
Ava Rangolam
1 year ago
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Wowwww, a lovely twist on a family classic, and what a storm it went down! Loved it 🤤

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Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Ava Rangolam

Thanks Ava! Yes, this is one of our most popular recipes. So glad it hit the spot, and went down a storm 😀

Kerri Summers
Kerri Summers
9 months ago
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I ate all of it and felt very very full.. its seriously good

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Admin
9 months ago
Reply to  Kerri Summers

Haha brilliant. It tends to have that effect!

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