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Cannabis-Infused Shepherd's Pie

Shepherd’s Pie is well known as hearty, satisfying, classic pub fare. Our traditional version features frozen peas, but you can sub in an equal amount of any frozen or fresh (par-cook if needed) vegetables you’d like, to personalize this dish. Here are a few to try: sautéed mushrooms, frozen corn, edamame beans, cubed & par-cooked butternut squash. The possibilities are endless!

This recipe requires prepared cannabutter prior to getting started. You can find our cannabutter recipe here. Always consume cannabis responsibly.

Preparation time: 40 minutes
Total time: 70 minutes
Yield: One pan, approximately 10 servings


  • Large pot with lid
  • Wooden spoon
  • Large skillet
  • Fork
  • 9x13-inch casserole dish
  • Small bowls
  • Potato masher or hand mixer
  • Pastry brush


  • 2 tbsp prepared cannabutter
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 large (or 2 small) onion, chopped fine
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and chopped, small dice
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped fine
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 2.5 lb lean ground beef
  • 1/3 cup + 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 2 tsp minced fresh thyme, or ½ tsp dried thyme
  • 2 cups frozen peas (or substitute vegetables of your choice)
  • 3 lb russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream, warmed
  • 3 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Salt and Pepper


  1. Put potatoes, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and enough water to cover potatoes into a large, covered pot. Bring to a boil over high heat. Once boiling, remove cover, reduce to a gentle simmer and cook until tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain potatoes, return to saucepan, and mash potatoes with butter and cream until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Set aside.

  2. While the potatoes cook, preheat oven to 375ºF. Heat cannabutter and vegetable oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, celery, carrots and 1/2 teaspoon salt and cook until soft, about 8 minutes.

  3. Add meat, garlic and 1/2 teaspoon pepper and cook, breaking up meat into small pieces, until browned, about 10-12 minutes. Add flour and tomato paste and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.

  4. Add cream and cook for 1 minute while stirring. Add soy sauce, beef broth, and thyme. Increase heat to medium-high and simmer, stirring occasionally, until mixture is thick and saucy, 10-12 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in peas (or substitute vegetables of your choice), season to taste with salt and pepper and transfer to casserole dish.

  5. Spread an even layer of potato mixture onto filling and smooth with a spatula. Brush with beaten egg and drag fork across the filling to make ridges.

  6. Bake until filling is bubbling, about 15-20 minutes. Turn on broiler and cook until top is golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes, watching carefully to avoid burning. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes. Serve.

Remember, it can take anywhere between 60-180 minutes for you to begin to feel the effects of ingested cannabis and the effects may be felt up to 8+ hours after consumption. The JWC family reminds you to always consume responsibly.


These calculations are approximate and are based on our cannabutter recipe which you can find here. Always consume responsibly. Each serving of Shepherd’s Pie may contain ~13.8mg/THC.


With any cannabis-infused edibles, the general rule is to start with a low amount, and only increase slowly. Here at JWC, we would like to remind you that determining your dosage should be based on the information provided to you on your medical document. Do not change your dosage without first consulting with your healthcare provider. As always, make sure that your edibles are properly labelled and are stored out of reach of children and pets.

When working with edible, cannabis-infused products, try to understand and maintain the ratios between the amount of cannabis and the butter or oil being infused. If your cannabis butter or oil is potent, consider reducing the amount used in your recipe by using a mix of infused and regular butter.

The recipes presented in this site are intended for entertainment and/or informational purposes only and for use by persons having appropriate technical skill, at their own discretion and risk. JWC makes no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy, reliability or completeness of the content of recipes presented in this website. It is your responsibility to determine the value and quality of any recipe or instructions provided for food preparation and to determine the nutritional value, if any, and the safety of the preparation and use instructions. To the extent permissible by law, JWC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including but not limited to implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. JWC shall not be liable for any damages of any kind, including without limitation special or consequential damages, arising out of your use of or reliance upon this site or the content hereof.

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