It's easy to tell that there's something different about this shepherd's pie from the get-go. The flecks of cheese in the potatoes are a dead giveaway, but when everyone starts to dig in, the real magic will start to unfold. Inside this pie, not only is there even more cheese, but also little bits of bacon and a hint of ketchup and mustard to give it a cheeseburger feel — all within a shepherd's pie.
The dish starts with a rich cheese sauce. Tender cooked beef follows, along with ketchup, mustard and bacon. Then it all gets assembled like a traditional shepherd's pie. Although that assembly method may stick to tradition, this is one pie that is full of surprises from top to bottom.