Irish Stout Shepherd’s Pie

This delicious Irish stout shepherd’s pie is full of ground lamb and diced vegetables. The Irish stout creates a thick gravy and is topped with potatoes.

This delicious Irish stout shepherd's pie is full of ground lamb and diced vegetables. The Irish stout creates a thick gravy and is topped with potatoes.

It’s 3-14 and that means it’s time to party!  Why? Because it’s Pi Day! Ok, not really “party.” I don’t think there are a lot of people putting together raging parties based around a mathematical constant.  Well, except maybe teachers and people really really really into math. Luckily, I am neither.

In fact. I hate math.  There, I said it. I hate math. I’m pretty sure the part of your brain that deals with numbers and foreign language just refuses to work in my head.  I took four years of Spanish and the only thing I can remember is “Mi permite ir al bano?” If I spelled that wrong then I apologize.  I have already stated Spanish is not my strong suit.  However, I’m pretty sure I’m even worse at math.  I just don’t get it.  I remember when I was in 5th grade I would shake in fear when our teacher would make us go to the board and do problems in front of the class.  One time I actually pretended to almost faint just so I could get out of working on the board. If you are a teacher and reading my blog please do me a favor. DON’T MAKE YOUR STUDENTS DO WORK ON THE BOARD!!! It’s hard for some of us….

Sorry. I just realized I totally went off on a tangent that has nothing to do with Pi Day or the Irish Stout Shepherd’s Pie. I apologize.

Back to food. This “pie” is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day.  It’s filled with delicious ground lamb and simmered in an Irish Stout until it has created an almost gravy like consistency.  A  few vegetables are thrown in the mix and finally it’s topped with creamy homemade mashed potatoes.  I also did all the cooking and baking in my most favorite 10-inch cast iron skillet.  A truly one skillet wonder 🙂

This delicious Irish stout shepherd's pie is full of ground lamb and diced vegetables. The Irish stout creates a thick gravy and is topped with potatoes.


Irish Stout Shepherd's Pie

This delicious Irish stout shepherd's pie is full of ground lamb and diced vegetables. The Irish stout creates a thick gravy and is topped with potatoes.

Yield: 1-1/2 quart dish

Prep Time: 40 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 75 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and chopped
  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • 1 cup Irish Stout (such as Guinness)
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn
  • 2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • Kosher salt to taste

Source: Slightly Adapted from Epicurious


Preheat oven to 375°F.

In a large sauté pan over medium-high heat, heat the oil, then add the onion, carrot, and meat. Cook until browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain the fat and add the Irish stout, tomato paste, and herbs. Simmer until the juices thicken, about 10 minutes, then add the peas. (If mixture gets dried out just add more Irish stout) Pour the mixture into a 1 1/2-quart baking dish; set aside.

Meanwhile, bring the potatoes to a boil in salted water. Cook until tender, about 20 minutes; drain. Mash the potatoes with the butter, milk, and salt. Spread the potatoes over the meat mixture, then crosshatch the top with a fork. Bake until golden, 30 to 35 minutes.

*You can also use beef stock instead of Irish stout if you desire

52 Responses to “Poutine Hash Brown Waffles”

  1. #
    Candace @ Cabot — September 29, 2014 at 6:37 am

    Are you freakin’ kidding me? This one rocked my world!

  2. #
    Heather // girlichef — September 29, 2014 at 7:25 am

    Okay, I’m so in love with this idea of potato waffles. On FB, I thought they were sort-of “normal” waffles with potatoes in them, but this is even better! And poutiiiiiiiiine! It’s gotta be the cheese curds. This sounds amazing.

  3. #
    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — September 29, 2014 at 7:36 am

    Oh girl, as a Montreal resident, poutine is my jam! I have never had it like this before and think this is SO awesome! Totally Canadian approved…oh, and if you’re ever back in the area you always have a host!

  4. #
    Susan — September 29, 2014 at 7:44 am

    I have been waiting for this post since you teased it on IG. Because it’s poutine in breakfast form, which is probably the best way to get poutine ever. Also poutine is way greater than disco fries.

  5. #
    Amina | PAPER/PLATES — September 29, 2014 at 7:56 am

    This is a super creative recipe! I could totally see it being served in a trendy restaurant for brunch here in Chicago.

  6. #
    Christie Daruwalla — September 29, 2014 at 8:29 am

    I am totally drooling for these waffles. Gravy, oh gravy is so much better than syrup. I love it!

  7. #
    DessertForTwo — September 29, 2014 at 8:41 am

    I’m pretty sure this is all I need in life. I’m such a gravy lover!

  8. #
    Martha @ A Family Feast — September 29, 2014 at 8:45 am

    Another amazing recipe…and gorgeous photos too! Incredible!

  9. #
    Julie @ Willow Bird Baking — September 29, 2014 at 8:58 am

    Sooo flippin’ creative! I love it! I’ve always wanted to try poutine!

  10. #
    Renee - Kudos Kitchen — September 29, 2014 at 9:18 am

    Brandy, which cruise like did you go on? We took a Canada/New England cruise two years ago in September on Princess. We loved it but totally understand when you said you were the youngest people on board. We felt the same way and I’m pretty sure I’m much older than you… Anyway, we didn’t have any poutine while we were there (I wish I had). My son actually asked me the other day to make it for him (he’s had it before, not sure where), so I’ll be using your recipe when I do. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  11. #
    kellie @ The Suburban Soapbox — September 29, 2014 at 9:25 am

    I, seriously, don’t know how you come up with these ideas but I’m so glad you do….and share them with everyone because….OMG! I want to stick my face it that!

  12. #
    Jamie | My Baking Addiction — September 29, 2014 at 9:39 am

    This is my kind of breakfast and we just adore Simply Potatoes!

  13. #
    Amanda @The Kitcheneer — September 29, 2014 at 9:52 am

    Seriously? Your waffle kick is amazing and I hope you don’t plan on stopping anytime soon! I LOVE poutine! I had my one and only poutine when I was in Quebec several years ago…best stuff ever! I am definitely making this amazing breakfast twist!

  14. #
    Ronda — September 29, 2014 at 10:00 am

    This breakfast looks delicious and like something my family would love. I especially like how the waffle nooks catch every drop of the luscious egg yolk. MMMmmm. Pinned for later as well!

  15. #
    Gerry @ Foodness Gracious — September 29, 2014 at 10:21 am

    Wow, just wow…this looks insanely good!

  16. #
    Jenny Flake — September 29, 2014 at 10:32 am

    Oh my goodness I want this for breakfast! Looks perfect~~

  17. #
    Claire Gallam — September 29, 2014 at 10:46 am

    Seriously, OMG.

  18. #
    Deborah — September 29, 2014 at 10:50 am

    First of all – can you PLEASE come make me breakfast???? And I totally want ot go on an Alaskan cruise – it’s on my bucket list!

  19. #
    Karly — September 29, 2014 at 11:07 am

    Is this real life? Because this breakfast is made of my dreams.

    Those Simply Potatoes bags of potatoes are my favorite. I make them for dinner all the time, too. I’m a carb lover. 😉

  20. #
    Ginny McMeans — September 29, 2014 at 11:15 am

    You made me smarter today . I had never heard of poutine or disco fries. Looks great and I’ll go cruising with you too – anytime!

  21. #
    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — September 29, 2014 at 11:29 am

    OK this is just amazing! I love cruising and yes, sometimes I feel like I’m the only one whose not a grandparent but I don’t care! LOL

  22. #
    Nicole — September 29, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    This is what I want to wake up to!

  23. #
    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — September 29, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    These are the best thing to have happened to the Internet today. Dear Lord I need this in mah belly.

  24. #
    Liz — September 29, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    What a delicious way to make waffles! I always grab a bag of Simply Potatoes when I spot them at the market!

  25. #
    Michelle @ Healthy Recipe Ecstasy — September 29, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    This recipe makes me want to scream obscenities! *Drool face*

  26. #
    Kari@Loaves n Dishes — September 29, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    I grew up in Canada and I’ve never eaten poutine! I ‘m afraid that once I try it, that I won’t want fries any other way! Love how the hash browns get more crispy edges from the waffle iron!

  27. #
    Brenda@Sugar-Free Mom — September 29, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    We don’t have cheese curds where I live!!! I’m so wanting to try them!! Looks amazing!

  28. #
    Brenda@Sugar-Free Mom — September 29, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    P.S. It was wonderful to meet you in person this weekend Brandy!

  29. #
    Lora @cakeduchess — September 29, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    Is it wrong that this is all I want for dinner tonight {and then again for breakfast tomorrow}:))

  30. #
    Katya @ Little Broken — September 29, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    This looks A-mazing! I love breakfast food for dinner and can totally go for it now!

  31. #
    Patricia @ Grab a Plate — September 29, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    Oh wow. This has me droooooling! LOVE it!

  32. #
    Stephanie @ Back For Seconds — September 29, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    If I close my eyes and make a wish, will you make these appear on my table in the morning?? Man, they look good!

  33. #
    Carol at Wild Goose Tea — September 29, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    What a fun recipe. Truly DIFFERENT. I had never heard of Poutine to start with. But I love potatoes and eggs. I rarely let myself have gravy, but the word is rarely not never. Sounds decadent.

  34. #
    Allie | Baking a Moment — September 30, 2014 at 8:50 am

    Brilliant idea! I love how simple this is but it’s such a great change from the typical breakfast. I’m all over it!

  35. #
    Anne-Marie @ This Mama Cooks! On a Diet — September 30, 2014 at 10:33 am

    I adore poutine and think making it with hashbrowns in a waffle maker is Just.The.Best. Brava!

  36. #
    Amy W. — September 30, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    WOW! I’m completely in love with these pictures and even more with the entire idea of this dish. Poutine is my all time favorite thing!

  37. #
    Amy @Very Culinary — September 30, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    Just EPIC. No words. Pinned!

  38. #
    Amy (Savory Moments) — September 30, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    Oh my! This looks insanely DELICIOUS! What a terrific, no, genius idea!

  39. #
    Aly ~ Cooking In Stilettos — September 30, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    I have yet to try poutine (they have a poutine food truck here in Philly too – need to give it a try) but disco fries are a fave around these parts. These poutine hash brown waffles look divine!

  40. #
    Meseidy — September 30, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    OMG! You are brilliant! I bow at your brilliantness!

  41. #
    Kim Beaulieu — September 30, 2014 at 11:59 pm

    Are you sure you’re not really a Canadian? Looking at these I think you just may be. Next time you visit the cold white North swing by for dinner.

  42. #
    Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche — October 1, 2014 at 5:02 am

    Oh my woooord! I’ve never had poutine (sob!) but I know I would go crazy for it, and this version looks equally amazing! Love that it’s totally suitable for breakfast because it has an egg on it 😉

  43. #
    valmg @ From Val's Kitchen — October 1, 2014 at 8:10 am

    I’ve heard of poutine for years and have always wanted to try it. Why have I never thought to use cheese curds myself!

  44. #
    Melissa from — October 1, 2014 at 11:09 am

    living close to the border of Canada I think I’ve had my fair share of poutine….but this is sooo clever and unique. Love it!

  45. #
    sharana @ Living The Sweet Life Blog — October 2, 2014 at 10:57 am

    Are you freaking kidding me?!? ohhh these would be absolute perfection on a lazy Saturday morning!!

  46. #
    Lori @ RecipeGirl — October 2, 2014 at 11:30 am

    My family would go nuts for this! So delicious!

  47. #
    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — October 2, 2014 at 11:42 am

    I need to get in the kitchen and make this right now!

  48. #
    Faith (An Edible Mosaic) — October 3, 2014 at 9:37 am

    Hash brown waffles are the best! You totally took them to new heights with the poutine addition…and the fried egg/runny yolk! Seriously incredible.

  49. #
    autumn — October 7, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    GENIUS. That’s all I can say…


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