Black Labrador Shepherds Pie
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Black Labrador Shepherds Pie

Recreate the famous Houston Black Labrador Shepherds Pie at home. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Black Labrador Shepherds Pie
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 551kcal
Author Stephanie Manley


  • 2 pounds ground chuck
  • 2/3 cup yellow onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 pounds butter
  • 2 pounds potatoes peeled
  • 2 cups carrots sliced
  • 2 ounces beef base about 2 1/2 tablespoons
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup Cheddar cheese shredded


  • Saute beef, onion, celery, and garlic in a large pan in butter until well done. Strain off fat. Boil potatoes until fork tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and mash with butter. Blanch carrots and add to beef mixture. Make a gravy with beef base and water. Whisk in enough flour to thicken, about 2 tablespoons. When gravy comes to a boil, add beef=carrot mixture, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Spoon meat mixture into a 2-quart casserole. Spoon potatoes on top. Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Top with cheese and let sit until cheese melts from the radiated heat. about 5 minutes.


Calories: 551kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 126mg | Sodium: 2006mg | Potassium: 955mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 5870IU | Vitamin C: 16.3mg | Calcium: 181mg | Iron: 6.3mg
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