Mexican Shepherds Pie

Mexican Shepherd’s Pie

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This Mexican Shepherds pie recipe was one of the first recipes that we made using our Chipotle Paste and over 200 recipes later, it’s honestly still one of our favs.

A Mexican shepherd is a pastor, so this is a pastor’s pie really. We highly recommend you try this Mexican Shepherd’s pie on a cold rainy night. Real comfort food with a gentle warming smoked Mexican chilli kick.

The simplicity of adding our Chipotle Paste to the mince and our Chipotle Mayo to the mash really transforms the dish and takes the pie to another level.

For other great heartwarming recipes check out our Mexican Chicken Stew, our Mexican Cottage Pie or our super-indulgent Meatball Mac and Cheese.

  • Prep time

    1 hr

  • Cook time

    1 hr 15 mins

  • Total time

    2 hrs 15 Mins

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  • Serves


How to make it

  1. Fry the lamb mince on high heat until nicely browned (this will add to the flavour). Remove any fat with a spoon or dab with kitchen paper.
  2. Add the smoked chipotle paste and plain flour. Stir well.
  3. Stir in the onion, carrots, celery, garlic and rosemary. Reduce the heat and gently fry together for another 10 minutes.
  4. Add the canned tomatoes, stock and seasoning. Bring to the boil and then simmer (with lid slightly ajar) for an hour (or longer if possible), stirring occasionally to prevent it from catching at the bottom.
  5. Preheat the oven to 200°C (400°F, Gas 6).
  6. Carefully top the lamb with the mashed potato, using a spatula. Add tiny knobs of butter all over the top of the potato.
  7. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes or until golden on top (take care not to burn it). If you want the top crispy, pop it under a hot grill for a few minutes.

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11 months ago
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Having this tonight – its a regular!

Reply to  Andy

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

Andy Linton
Andy Linton
11 months ago

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

Reply to  Andy Linton

Peas with green chilli – great tip!

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

Reply to  Paul mann

Now that is indulging! But highly recommended..

Angela Waddingham
Angela Waddingham
4 months 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.


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

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

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 😀

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