Campfire Shepherd's Pie

Course Main Course
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 5 people


Homemade Mashed Potatoes

  • 5-7 Medium potatoes
  • 1 tbs. Butter
  • 1/2 cup Sour cream
  • 1/2 cup Shredded Cheese

Meat/Vegetable Layer

  • 1 lb. Ground beef
  • 1 Medium onion
  • 2 tbs. Flour
  • 2 cloves garlic - or 2 tsp. pre-minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 tbs. tomato paste
  • 1 tsp. dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 12 oz. frozen vegetable mix - peas, carrots, corn, and green beans
  • salt and pepper - to taste


Homemade Mashed Potatoes

  1. Peel your potatoes and cut into 1/2 to 1 inch cubes.

  2. Boil potato cubes until very soft.

  3. Drain water from potatoes.

  4. Add butter, sour cream, and milk. Whip until creamy. Add salt and pepper.

Making Your Meat Filling

  1. Thoroughly brown meat in a large skillet.

  2. Dice onion and add to browned meat. Cook 2-3 minutes, or until onions are translucent.

  3. Add flour and stir to coat evenly.

  4. Add garlic, chicken broth, tomato paste, rosemary, and thyme.

  5. Bring to a boil until mixture thickens.

  6. Mix in frozen vegetable and cook for about five minutes (or until the vegetables are crisp, but not soggy).

Assembling Your Shepherd's Pie

  1. Fill your tinfoil container about halfway with meat mixture.

  2. Add mashed potatoes, being careful not to disturb the meat mixture too much. 

  3. Sprinkle some cheese on top.

  4. Cover with heavy duty foil and crimp the sides tightly.

Cooking Your Shepherd's Pie

  1. Place tin foil containers directly on bed of hot coals and cook for about thirty minutes.

  2. About five minutes before your shepherd's pie is cooked, put hot coals on top.

  3. Take off and check that everything is hot. Cook for another 5 - 20 minutes, if needed.