Shepherd’s Pie: Two Ways

SAVORY SUNDAYSSavory Sunday is back and this week’s recipe is a good one! I can’t believe it is Sunday. This weekend was relaxing and productive on my end. Speaking from the last post, did you guys kick it into gear with your November goals? I am pushing hard in my workouts this month.

com·fort food
noun
  1. Food that provides consolation or a feeling of well-being, typically any with a high sugar or other carbohydrate content and associated with childhood or home cooking.

How do you feel about comfort food? This definition kind of bothers me for some reason. Maybe because I feel that food shouldn’t necessarily be what provides one with a sense of well-being or consolation, and I don’t generally find comfort in high sugar or high carb dishes; but I do find comfort in meals associated with home cooking and my childhood.  This week’s Savory meal idea is perfect for the Fall! Healthy comfort food. Shepherd’s Pie made TWO ways, to satisfy everyone in your home.

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Shepherd's Pie: Two Ways

Ingredients

Beef

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 lb grass-fed beef (I use 90/10)
  • 1 large onion, finely diced
  • 1 cup frozen peas (or fresh)
  • 1 cup frozen carrots (or fresh)
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup organic beef or chicken stock
  • Himalayan sea salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste

Sweet Potato Mash

Cauliflower Mash

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 tbsp grass-fed butter
  • Himalayan sea salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup non-dairy milk, add more as needed

Instructions

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. 2. In a large cast-iron skillet, heat oil and garlic
  3. 3. Add sliced onions, frozen peas, and frozen carrots and let cook for 5 minutes or until translucent
  4. 4. Add beef and let cook until brown
  5. 5. Add stock, himalayan sea salt, and pepper to taste
  6. 6. Reduce heat and let simmer for 10 minutes
  7. 1. Preheat oven to 400
  8. 2. Place two sweet potatoes on a lined baking sheet and poke with fork
  9. 3. Let roast for 45-50 minutes until fork tender
  10. 4. Remove skin and place in bowl- using a potato masher, mash well
  11. 5. Add almond milk and salt and mash until desired texture
  12. 1. Chop cauliflower pieces
  13. 2. In a large pot fill the bottom with 1/4 cup water
  14. 3. Steam cauliflower until soft (I use my pot with steamer insert)
  15. 4. Using a potato masher, slightly mash
  16. 5. Add butter, almond milk, garlic, and salt- mash again
  17. 6. Transfer to your high speed blender and blend until smooth
  18. 1. If your beef mixture is in an oven-safe pan, cover with mashed potato of choice and smooth with spatula
  19. *If not, transfer beef to glass baking dish and cover with mashed potato of choice and smooth with spatula
  20. 2. Bake on 350 for 10 minutes then on broil (high) for 5 minutes until the top is golden

Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie

Cauliflower Mashed Shepherd's Pie

Cauliflower Mashed Shepherd's PieWhat is your favorite comfort food? 

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