Shepherds pie can be made from different kinds of meat. The basic recipe is a pound of cooked meat, (ground beef, steak, chicken) put in the bottom of a casserole dish along with seasonings of your choice. Add mixed vegetables that are already cooked. Peas and carrots and onions are best. Add mashed potatoes to the top to cover completely and thickly. Sprinkle some grated cheese and bake for 30 minutes at 350.