Shepherd's Pie

Shepherd’s Pie

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My favorite pub in Richmond, VA is Pennylane Pub. They have all of my favorite things in a bar: Cool people, great food, great beer, authentic decor and poker tournaments.  Here’s a recipe modeled after the Shepherd’s Pie they serve there. My whole family goes crazy when I make this—they love it!


  • 1. Peel and boil potatoes until soft; drain. Whip potatoes with butter, sour cream, 1 and 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper and parsley; set aside.
  • 2. Brown beef in a pan. Add onion and cook until translucent. Add gravy, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper. Bring to a boil them remove from heat; stirring frequently.
  • 3. Microwave peas in a bow, covered with water for about 5 minutes.
  • 4. Form a "pie crust" with the potatoes two 9 x 12 baking pans dish or two deep-dish pie pans. Layer in peas and carrots, then layer in cooked beef with gravy. Finish by layering with mashed potatoes sealing the top of the "pie."