Autumn’s Here Let’s Make – Cranfield’s Shepherds Pie

Autumn's Here Let's Make - Cranfield's Shepherds Pie
It’s getting colder outside and, leaves are starting to fall from the trees. Autumn 2018 has finally arrived. Having a busy family that comes home at all different times of the evening. Trying to keep them all happy, is hard to do at dinner-time unless I am making Cranfield Shepherds Pie. This is an easy recipe to follow, given to me by my Mother-in-law. When I first moved out with my husband, 18 years ago.

Autumn's Here Let's Make - Cranfield's Shepherds Pie

Autumn’s Here Let’s Make – Cranfield’s Shepherds Pie.


  • Aberdeen Angus Beef Mince 500g.
  • 6 Potatoes.
  • 4 Carrots.
  • 6 button mushrooms.
  • 4 Large Spoons Of Bisto Best Beef Gravy.
  • 450 ml Of Water For The Gravy
  •  Table Spoon Salt.
  • Table Spoon Pepper.
  • 1 Table Spoon Brown Sauce (optional).
  • 1 Table Spoon Of Dried Basil Herbs.
  • 100 ml of Milk.
  • 50g Of Butter.
  • Large Oven Proof Dish.

Autumn's Here Let's Make - Cranfield's Shepherds Pie

Making The Mash.

  1. Peel and slice potatoes in half and place them in a saucepan filled with water.
  2. A pinch of salt, into the water.
  3. Bring the potatoes to the boil. (25 mins roughly).
  4. When potatoes are soft, bring saucepan over to the sink and drain the water in a colander.
  5. Give them a shake and put them back into the saucepan.
  6. Put in the Butter.
  7. Pour in the milk.
  8. Pinch of salt and pepper.
  9. Grab a masher and start mashing, until you have a nice creamy potato mash.
  10. Leave to one side and prepare the mInce.
Autumn's Here Let's Make - Cranfield's Shepherds Pie

Preparing The Beef Mince.

  1. Get a large saucepan or frying pan, place a tablespoon of Vegetable oil into the center.
  2. The heat on the hob should be on low.
  3. Place the Beef Mince into the pan, please keep stirring until the mince is browned.
  4. Pour in the Gravy mixed together with 400 ml of water.
  5. Peel and chop up the carrots, throw them into the pan (keep stirring).
  6. 3 pinches of salt.
  7. 2 pinches of pepper.
  8. Put the brown sauce in the pan.
  9. Slice the mushrooms in half and, put into pan.
  10. Bring to boil.
  11. Remove from the hob, and leave to one side.

Autumn's Here Let's Make - Cranfield's Shepherds Pie

To Creative Autumn’s Here Let’s Make – Cranfield’s Shepherds Pie.

  1. Get yourself an oven proof dish.
  2. Pour the Beef mince mix into the dish.
  3. Place the mash on the top of the mince.
  4. With a folk run it up the mash to create lines in the mash.
  5. 3 Pinches of basil all over the mash.
  6. 1 pinch of salt and pepper.
  7. Preheated cooker, (Electic) 190 – (Gas) 5.
  8. Place the Cranfield’s Shepherds Pie. on the middle shelves for (25 – 30 mins).
  9. Remove from oven, with a cloth or oven gloves.
  10. And enjoy! This portion size will easily feed four people.
  11. I serve the shepherd’s pie with peas, it’s totally your choice.

Autumn’s Here Let’s Make – Cranfield’s Shepherds Pie.

Autumn's Here Let's Make - Cranfield's Shepherds Pie

Making life easier for everyone is a good thing. Making sure you prepare the dining table before you even start cooking. As dishing up food/dinner can, at times be chaos in the kitchen.

My Dining Table. 

  • Place Mats.
  • Folk And Knife Place To One Size Next To each other.
  • Coaster.
  • Glasses.
  • Flowers.
  • Candles (electric).
  • Napkins Holder & Napkins.
  • Condiments.
I hope you have enjoyed looking at my post. Autumn’s Here Let’s Make – Cranfield’s Shepherds Pie.
Love Life Lavish. XX.
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  1. October 2, 2018 / 7:49 pm

    This looks & sounds amazing! def going to give it a try soon!

    • October 2, 2018 / 7:52 pm

      Hi Lovely, Thank you so much for commenting, If I make it anyone can lol xx

  2. October 2, 2018 / 7:50 pm

    Everything about this post is beautiful, and your photography is amazing! I’m going to try and make a vegetarian version of this using quorn mince because it looks SO good. Thanks for sharing this recipe with the world 🙂

    • October 2, 2018 / 7:54 pm

      Hi Katie, Thank you for your lovely comment, I think a Vegetarian one would be amazing Katie. xx

  3. Karen
    October 2, 2018 / 7:58 pm

    Ooh that looks lovely Kelly

    • October 2, 2018 / 8:00 pm

      Evening Love, It’s honestly the only time no one, moans about dinner lol xx

  4. October 2, 2018 / 8:01 pm

    Delicious. My husband’s favourite meal.

    • October 2, 2018 / 8:04 pm

      Evening Marie, it’s my hubby’s as-well but he and my kids always prefer his mothers/Nan Sheppard’s Pie over mine lol xx

  5. October 2, 2018 / 8:04 pm

    This looks absolutely tasty! I have to add this to the things I want to make. I looove mashed potatoes so I’d probably take a lot of those on my plate. Thanks for sharing!

    • October 2, 2018 / 8:06 pm

      Evening Geraldine, Thank you so much for taking the time to comment on my post lovely. xx

  6. Nancy
    October 2, 2018 / 8:28 pm

    That looks so nice Kel!! Love your place mats , they’re gorgeous !!x

  7. Emma
    October 2, 2018 / 10:22 pm

    Ok so I need your house and I also need you to make this for me every day so I’m just going to come and move in! This looks incredible and I’m jealous I can’t try it – keep up the amazing work and any more images of your gorgeous house are always welcome

    • October 3, 2018 / 3:24 pm

      Hi Emma, Thank you so much for commenting, it means the world to me, lovely! You can come over anytime xx

  8. October 2, 2018 / 10:41 pm

    It looks delish!

    • October 3, 2018 / 3:24 pm

      Hi lovely, Thank you for your comment. xxx

  9. October 3, 2018 / 6:32 pm

    This looks SO yummy! We’ll definitely be trying this recipe out!

  10. October 3, 2018 / 6:50 pm

    This is a smidge different than how my grandma does it, but boy does it look just as goooood! This made me hungry, and I just ate!! Will have to try this recipe.😋

    • October 4, 2018 / 10:14 am

      Hi Abby, Thank you lovely you should put your Grandma’s, recipe on your blog and I will have a go of doing her and send you pictures. xx

  11. October 3, 2018 / 6:53 pm

    Okay so I’ve never even had Shepherd’s pie! I’ve made a to-do list this October and this is definitely going on it. So simple!! Also we have the same pumpkin candle holder, from poundland!! I love it.
    Lots of love, Lavrax at x

    • October 4, 2018 / 10:16 am

      Hi Lovely, Thank you for the comment I want to see pictures of your Sheppard’s Pie. Don’t you just love Poundland! xxx

    • October 4, 2018 / 10:17 am

      Hi Honey, aww Thank you so much for your lovely comment, that is honestly so lovely of you. xxx

  12. October 12, 2018 / 5:37 am

    Sheppard’s Pie is the ultimate comfort food! This recipe looks delicious!!! I love your pictures!

    • October 12, 2018 / 9:45 pm

      Hi Lovely, Thank you so much for your comment it’s an easy recipe you should give it a go xx

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