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Cumberland Pie Recipe

Cumberland Pie Recipe

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How To Make Cumberland Pie

Not a cottage pie nor a shepherd’s pie, savory carrot & beef filling is topped with creamy mashed potatoes, for a meaty and loaded British Cumberland pie.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 20 minutes



For Topping:

  • 3lbsrusset potato,peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 4tbspunsalted butter,melted
  • ¼cupmilk,warmed
  • ½tspsalt,or to taste
  • ¼tspground black pepper
  • 1tbspbreadcrumbs
  • ½cupcheddar cheese,shredded

For Filling:

  • 1tbspvegetable oil
  • 2lbsbeef chuck,or round roast, cut into cubes
  • 1tspsalt
  • ¼tspground black pepper
  • 1medium onion,chopped
  • 8ozcarrot,sliced
  • 2clovesgarlic,finely chopped
  • tspfresh thyme,finely chopped
  • 3tbsptomato paste
  • 2tspworcestershire sauce
  • 1tspflour
  • 1cupbeef stock



  1. To a large pan add the potatoes, add cold water until the potatoes are covered and bring to a boil.

  2. Turn down to a low boil and cook for 20 minutes until tender.

  3. Drain the potatoes in a colander, and add back to the pan. Mash until smooth and add the butter, milk, salt and pepper to taste. Mix well and set aside.

  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.


  1. Add vegetable oil to a heavy skillet over medium-high heat and add ½ of the beef. If the pan is too crowded, the meat will not brown, it will boil. Season with ½ of the salt and pepper, sauté until browned.

  2. Remove and set aside, repeat with the remaining beef.

  3. To the drippings, add the onion, cook until softened. Stir in the carrots, garlic. and thyme, cook for 1 minute.

  4. Add the tomato paste and Worcestershire sauce, mix well. Sprinkle the flour and mix in well, cook for 1 minute.

  5. Add the beef stock and bring to a simmer. Cook for 5 minutes until some of the liquid has reduced.

  6. Stir in the beef and turn off the heat.

  7. Transfer the beef to your preferred dish and top with the mashed potato, grated cheese, and breadcrumbs. Bake for 30 minutes until the top is golden.

  8. Serve and enjoy.


  • Calories: 839.05kcal
  • Fat: 32.67g
  • Saturated Fat: 15.69g
  • Trans Fat: 1.25g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 12.78g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.28g
  • Carbohydrates: 76.72g
  • Fiber: 7.21g
  • Sugar: 8.98g
  • Protein: 63.89g
  • Cholesterol: 191.77mg
  • Sodium: 1477.21mg
  • Calcium: 251.87mg
  • Potassium: 2793.67mg
  • Iron: 8.80mg
  • Vitamin A: 635.57µg
  • Vitamin C: 28.72mg
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