Sigh, my slow cooker…it's my best friend when the weather starts to get a little chilly and days start to get insanely busy due to the holidays, school stuff, appointments, work meetings, or whatever else happens during the course of a week.
I'll freely admit it…My name is Mel and I love my slow cooker.
I don't know if I could live without my slow cooker. It makes such delicious things and only requires a minimal amount of work from me to do so.
It's better than a Rosie (am I dating myself here? Jetsons?). It's better than chocolate (wait, maybe not). It's definitely better than slaving over a hot stove after a loooooonnnnngggg day, can I get an amen?
Yeah, I may be a little obsessed with my slow cooker, but it does make delicious things like this Shepherd's Pie Stew.
This recipe kinda happened by accident, but now that I think about it, some of the best things happen by accident. I wanted to make Shepherd's Pie in the slow cooker, but instead it turned into a sort of hearty stew that won our hearts.
Chock full of veggies and meaty deliciousness, this stew is a must try.
Below you'll find the printable recipe. Enjoy!
Slow Cooker Shepherd’s Pie Stew
- 4-5 large potatoes washed, peeled, & chunked
- 1-16 oz. soup mix frozen veggies basically, a mixed veggie good for soup
- 1 can creamed corn
- 1 lb. ground beef cooked & drained
- 1-24 oz. jar spaghetti sauce
- Salt & pepper
- 1 cup shredded Colby Jack shredded
- 1/2 to 1 cup Cheddar shredded
- Prepare potatoes and add to slow cooker.
- Cook ground beef in skillet. Cook well and drain. Add to slow cooker.
- Add rest of ingredients to slow cooker, minus the cheese. Mix together well.
- Cook on low for 4-6 hours. 20-30 minutes before serving, add shredded cheese. Replace lid and finish cooking.
- Once cheese is melted, serve and enjoy!
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10 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Shepherd’s Pie Stew Recipe”
This looks amazing. Sounds like dinner to me!
Thank you, Missi!
I make this on purpose with shepherd’s pie leftovers. I hadn’t thought about making it from scratch. Looks good. However, I think I’ll stick to gravy. I tried using pasta sauce in shepherd’s pie once and got a lot of complaints.
Marie, I need to try it with gravy too; I haven’t tried that yet but have heard good things.
isn’t it funny, and fascinating, how traditions are different all over the place? Around here, Shepherd’s Pie is always made with gravy, not tomato sauce. :)
That accident sounds really good. I love to use my slow cooker too. When I worked, I used it at least three times a week. Now that I am retired, I use it just about as often. Even though I have more time, things just taste so good when cooked in a slow cooker.
They do taste good when cooked in a slow cooker, I agree! Thank you, Karen!
Looks great for a chilly day and a cold front just moved in. I admit, I don’t give my slow cooker enough “play”. I’ll work on that.
Lisa, thank you! Oh, you’ll love it; once you start, it becomes a regular thing. :)