Food Recipes Slow-Cooker Shepherd's Pie 4.4 (44) 3 Reviews The secret to this Shepherd's pie? A whole cup of beer. By Lindsay Maitland Hunt Lindsay Maitland Hunt Lindsay Maitland Hunt is a food writer, editor, and cookbook author. Highlights: * Joined Real Simple as an editorial assistant, rose to associate food editor, and eventually to a three month stint as food and entertaining editor * Freelance recipe developer and food writer * Recipe developer and food writer for BuzzFeed * Released two cookbooks: Healthyish (2018) and Help Yourself (2020) Real Simple's Editorial Guidelines Updated on October 22, 2015 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Con Poulos Hands On Time: 20 mins Total Time: 5 hrs 20 mins Yield: 6 serves Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 ½ pounds beef chuck, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces 2 large carrots, chopped 1 large onion, chopped 1 cup low-sodium beef broth 1 cup dark beer (such as Guinness) 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 2 tablespoons tomato paste 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour Kosher salt and black pepper 2 large russet potatoes, peeled 2 cups frozen peas ½ cup milk 2 tablespoons unsalted butter Directions Combine the beef, carrots, onion, broth, beer, Worcestershire, tomato paste, flour, 1½ teaspoons salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper in a 4- to 6-quart slow cooker. Nestle the potatoes in the liquid. Cover and cook until the potatoes are tender, on low for 7 to 8 hours or on high for 4 to 5 hours. Transfer the potatoes to a medium bowl. Stir the peas into the stew, cover, and warm until heated through, 2 to 3 minutes. Mash the potatoes with the milk, butter, and ½ teaspoon each salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Serve the stew topped with the mashed potatoes. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 340 Calories 10g Fat 29g Carbs 31g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 340 % Daily Value * Total Fat 10g 13% Saturated Fat 5g 23% Cholesterol 85mg 28% Sodium 940mg 41% Total Carbohydrate 29g 11% Total Sugars 8g Protein 31g Calcium 84mg 6% Iron 4mg 22% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.