Today’s I’m sharing a recipe for an Instant Pot shepherd’s pie. This family-friendly shepherd’s pie uses ground beef (instead of the traditional lamb), and your Instant Pot® or multi-cooker pressure cooker to prepare the filling and potatoes. If you’re looking for more recipe ideas for the Instant Pot, I’ve found several delicious, tried-and-true Instant Pot recipes, and have been creating many new Instant Pot/pressure cooker recipes. Stay tuned for more on the blog! I developed today’s Instant Pot recipe as part of the Allrecipes Allstars Tastemakers program. Rate, review, and photograph my recipe for this beef Instant Pot® Shepherd’s Pie on Allrecipes here, and see the full recipe (Jump to Recipe) along with some of my cooking tips below.
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This recipe starts with the Instant Pot’s Sauté function and cooking the ground beef, onion, garlic, salt, and pepper in oil until the beef has browned and the onions are soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.
Then you add in tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, and thyme to the pot, along with some beef broth and frozen peas and carrots.
For the potatoes, you use your Instant Pot’s metal collapsible trivet. Place the trivet in the pot so that it rests a little bit above the meat mixture, and place the potatoes on top of the trivet. The meal then cooks on high pressure for 15 minutes if potatoes are on the smaller side or 20 minutes if they are medium or large, allowing 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build first.
After the timer goes off, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes before releasing the remaining pressure using the quick-release method. The potatoes are then transferred to a bowl.
Add half-and-half, butter, and garlic salt to the bowl with the potatoes and mash them until well blended and creamy.
Assemble the pie by pouring the meat mixture from the Instant Pot into an 8-inch square baking pan.
Spoon the mashed potatoes over the meat mixture and spread out evenly.
Broil the shepherd’s pie in a preheated oven until the top starts to golden and brown.
There you go! A hearty dinner for the family, prepped in your Instant Pot. Here’s the recipe for Instant Pot Shepherd’s pie. Don’t forget to pin for later!
|Prep Time||10 minutes|
|Cook Time||35 minutes|
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 cup onion diced
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon thyme
- 1 cup beef broth
- 2 cups frozen peas and carrots
- 3 medium potatoes, peeled
- 1/2 cup half-and-half
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
- Turn on a multi-functional pressure cooker (such as Instant Pot(R)) and select Sauté function. Heat oil and add ground beef, onion, garlic, salt, and pepper. Cook until ground beef has browned and onions are soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, and thyme. Pour in beef broth and add frozen peas and carrots. Stir until everything is well blended and turn off Sauté function.
- Place your Instant Pot's(R) metal collapsible trivet in the pot so that it rests a little bit above the meat mixture. Place the peeled potatoes on top of the trivet. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions. Set timer for 15 minutes if potatoes are on the smaller side or 20 minutes if they are medium or large. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.
- Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions for 10 minutes. Release remaining pressure carefully using the quick-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 5 minutes. Open the lid and transfer potatoes to a bowl. Turn off Instant Pot(R) and carefully remove the metal trivet (it will be hot).
- Add half-and-half, butter, and garlic salt to bowl with the potatoes. Mash until well blended.
- Set an oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler.
- Assemble the pie by pouring the meat mixture from the Instant Pot(R) into an 8-inch square baking pan. Spoon the mashed potatoes over the meat mixture and spread out evenly.
- Broil the shepherd's pie in the preheated oven until the top starts to golden and brown, about 3 minutes.
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