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  • Serves 5
  • 35 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 12 Ingredients
June 14, 2022

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Perfect for the cooler months, this Pulled Pork Sheperd’s Pie is warm comfort food made easy.

What’s great about sheperd’s pie, is that it’s perfect for the whole family, even the littlest ones, it’s also a way of packing in lots of veggies without the kiddies knowing!

Full of flavour, it’s the ultimate mid-week meal for a cold winters night, and this recipe is a bit of a twist on the classic recipe, replacing standard mince for shredded slow cooker pulled pork – yum!

Chop up all the ingredients, put them together in a dish, and cover it all with smooth, buttery mash potato, pop it in the oven and soon you’ll have a flavoursome and wholesome winter night’s dinner.

This Pulled Pork Sheperd’s Pie calls for the perfect, shredded slow cooker pulled pork base. Get an Easy Slow Cooker Pulled Pork recipe here

Try this Sheperd’s Pie with a twist for dinner this week, we know the whole family will love it.

The slow cooker pulled pork recipe base is what makes this Pulled Pork Sheperd’s Pie extra tasty! 

Australian Pork has great taste and versatility. Add pork to your weekly shopping list or visit the Australian Pork site for more winning dinner ideas.

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Ingredients (serves 5)

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 brown onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 large carrot, diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 6 cups pulled pork
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 800g brushed potatoes, peeled and cut into 5cm pieces
  • 40g butter
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded tasty cheese

Method

  1. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, carrot and celery.
  2. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 7-8 minutes until tender.
  3. Stir in tomato paste and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
  4. Stir through pulled pork and frozen peas. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Transfer pork mixture to a greased 12-cup (about 5cm deep) baking dish.
  6. Preheat oven to 200 degrees or 180 degrees fan-forced.
  7. To make the cheesy mash topping, place potatoes into a medium saucepan and cover with cold water.
  8. Bring to the boil over high heat. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes or until very tender.
  9. Drain potatoes and return to the saucepan. Toss potatoes over high heat for 1 minute to dry.
  10. Roughly mash potatoes. Add butter and milk. Mash until smooth. Stir through 1 cup cheese.
  11. Spoon mash evenly over pork mixture. Sprinkle with remaining ½ cup cheese.
  12. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until cheese is melted and mash is golden.

  • Pulled pork, how interesting! I usually make a pork pot pie or Singapore noodles with the leftovers, I’ll have to try this next time.

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  • Yum, I have always only used beef. Great idea to use pork. Perfect healthy warm and delicious meal for winter.

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  • What a perfect winter dish.

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  • Always trying to think what to do with left over pulled pork. Thanks for this recipe

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  • I’m going to try this using left over pulled pork

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  • Oh my, that looks and sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing. I will have to give it a try, I reckon it would be a winner in my home.

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  • I would never have thought to use pulled pork in a shepherd’s pie – this looks unreal!

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  • Yum yum yum. I do shepherds pie all the time. Will have to try it this way

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  • A great way to use the left over pulled pork

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  • Yummy…..this is going to be tried on Sunday in my home

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  • The photo looks amazing. So delicious. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

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  • Yum!! That’s really a great one for lunch! Will try it ASAP. Thanks

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  • I love Shepherd’s Pie. Have only ever made it with mince. You could use chicken too.

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  • Nice . I never make it before so maybe I will try it.

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  • This sounds really nice.. I don’t really like sheperds pie with mince so i think I would enjoy this.

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  • Love the sound of this. If only my kids would eat it!

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  • I love shepherd’s pie but with only myself and my son I’ve stopped doing a lot of cooking. I’m going to have to get the apron out and make this recipe. I’m sure it will be just as delicious reheated so he’ll be able to take some to work with him too. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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  • We often have shepherds pie but have never thought to have it with pulled pork.
    I will save this recipe so we can give it a try next time

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  • We love shepherds pie and I’ve only ever made it with beef mince. I’ve never considered pulled pork. I know my family will not let me mess with the original!

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  • This sounds delicious and heart-warming, a bonus is the kids would probably love it too.

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