Pulled Pork Shepherd’s Pie

Pulled Pork Shepherd's Pie

Before today I would have considered myself a shepherd’s pie snob. Like if you would have suggested that we made shepherd’s pie for dinner, I would have turned up my nose and said, ‘um, no thanks.’ But that was before today.
Pulled Pork Shepherd's Pie

It was also before that regular ol’ use-up-the-leftovers-dinner got remade into something seriously delicious. It’s amazing how pulled pork can do that. Skeptics, stand aside. Pulled pork shepherd’s pie is where it’s at.

Pulled Pork Shepherd's Pie

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Pulled Pork Shepherd's Pie
 
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This shepherd's pie will be a meal your whole family will love to eat!
Serves: 4
Ingredients
For the pulled pork
  • 1 - 21/2 pound pork butt
  • 1 bottle of beer
  • A few splashes of BBQ sauce
  • A handful of brown sugar
For the shepherd's pie
  • 4-5 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 large onion, minced
  • Oil for sautéing
  • 2 cups frozen corn
  • 2 cups frozen peas
  • 3 large potatoes
  • Salt and pepper
  • Sharp cheddar cheese, grated
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients for pulled pork in a medium pot. Add water to the pot so that the liquid is about ¾ of the way to the top of the pork. Bring to a boil then reduce the temperature to very low. Keep at a low simmer, covered, for 2 hours. 2. After 2 hours remove the lid and shred the pork with 2 forks. There will still be a lot of liquid left. Return the pot to medium-low heat and simmer until most of the liquid has evaporated. Season generously with salt and pepper and set aside.
  2. In a large pot, boil peeled potatoes until they are very soft, about 15 minutes. Drain water and mash the potatoes with a potato masher or with an electric mixer. Add butter or cream if desired and season generously with salt. Set aside.
  3. Saute onions with a splash of oil in a large pan over medium high heat for about 3 minutes. Add garlic and sauté for 1 more minute. remove from heat and stir in peas and corn.
To assemble the pie
  1. Place a thick layer of pulled pork on the bottom of your casserole pan. Next add the corn mixture in another thick layer. Drop large spoonfuls of mashed potatoes over the top of the casserole then gently spread the mashed potatoes so they cover the entire top surface. Top with grated cheddar cheese.
  2. Bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 30-40 minutes, or until the shepherd's pie is bubbling and the cheese on top is melted and starting to brown.
Notes
This shepherd's pie is a great way to use up any leftover pulled pork. The prep and cook times do not take into account cooking the pulled pork. If you are making the pulled pork especially for this recipe, please note that the time will be quite different from what I have listed here. Also, feel free to add any other veggies you love to eat. The sky's the limit here :)
 

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Kristen Stevens is the creator and editor of The Endless Meal. She is also the owner of a small underground restaurant in Vancouver, Canada.
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Comments

    • says

      I just read the recipe and no wonder you were confused. Sorry about being so unclear!

      I’ve updated the recipe so it should make more sense now. You add the beer, bbq sauce and brown sugar to the pot you are cooking the pork in at the very beginning.

      If you make the recipe I’d love to hear what you think of it!

  1. Shawn says

    Why are the minced garlic cloves are mentioned 2x? That is confusing and one wouldn’t know which amount to use. The recipe looks yummy. I am actually making this tonight so I hope I receive an answer before I get to that step. Thank you

    • says

      Hey Shawn,

      Thank you for pointing that out! I’ve changed the typo :)

      I sent you an email earlier answering your question. I hope you got it and that your dinner tonight turned out great!

  2. Megan says

    Oooooo!!! Super excited to try this tonight with my leftover pulled pork from yesterday!! Going to be super yummy I think, will keep you updated!

    Thanks for the great idea !

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