Shepherd’s Pie: Two Ways

Paleo Shepherds Pie Two Ways | Lexi's Clean KItchen

I didn’t grow up eating shepherd’s pie, but since making this recipe I have fallen in love! This Shepherd’s Pie: Two Ways is such a perfect Fall dish when you are craving something hearty and comforting. Loaded with protein, Fall veggies, and topped with creamy sweet potato or cauliflower mash for a low-carb alternative!

Paleo Shepherds Pie Two Ways

If you love mashed potatoes as much as I do, this is a must-try!

Paleo Shepherds Pie Two Ways

Savory 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 of the last post, did you guys kick it into gear with your November goals? I am pushing hard in my workouts this month.

Paleo Shepherds Pie Two Ways

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.

Paleo Shepherds Pie Two Ways

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.

 

This week’s Savory meal idea is perfect for the Fall! Healthy comfort food made TWO ways, to satisfy everyone in your home.

 

Paleo Shepherds Pie Two Ways

What is your favorite comfort food? 

Shepherd's Pie: Two Ways

Prep Time 00:15 Cook Time 00:30 Total Time 0:45 Serves 4

Ingredients

    Ground Beef Base

    • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
    • 2 garlic cloves, minced
    • 1 large onion, finely diced
    • 1 cup mushrooms, finely chopped
    • 1 cup carrots, diced
    • 1 cup frozen peas
    • 1 pound grass-fed ground beef
    • 1/2 cup organic beef or chicken stock
    • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, more to taste
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper, more to taste

    Sweet Potato Mash

    • 2 large sweet potatoes, roasted until fork tender and skin removed
    • 1/4 cup non-dairy milk
    • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt, more to taste

    Cauliflower Mash

    • 1 head cauliflower, roughly chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 1/4 cup non-dairy milk, add more as needed
    • 2 tablespoons grass-fed butter, more to taste
    • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, more to taste
    • 1/2 teaspoon black ground pepper, more to taste

    Directions

    1. In a large cast-iron skillet, heat oil and garlic over medium-high heat just until fragrant, about one minute.
    2. Add onions, mushrooms, carrots, and frozen peas. Sauté over medium-high heat for 5 minutes or until the onions are translucent and the carrots start to soften.
    3. Add ground beef and let cook over medium-high heat until brown and no pink remains. Stir often.
    4. Add in beef or chicken stock, sea salt, and black pepper. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired.
    5. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 8-10 minutes. Take off heat and set aside.
    6. Add roasted sweet potato to a medium mixing bowl or high-speed blender. If using a mixing bowl, mash the sweet potato well before adding in the rest of the ingredients. If using a high-speed blender, place all of the sweet potato mash ingredients in at the same time, and blend until smooth.
    7. Steam cauliflower until soft, about 5-7 minutes.
    8. Place cauliflower and the rest of the cauliflower mash ingredients in a medium mixing bowl or high-speed blender. Mash or blend until smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired.
    9. Pre-heat oven to 350 °F.
    10. Divide beef mixture between two similar sized cast iron skillets. Top one cast iron skillet with sweet potato mash and the other with the cauliflower mash.
    11. Bake for 10 minutes and then broil on high for 5-8 minutes, or until the tops are golden.
    12. Serve warm!

    Recipe Notes

    *For the sweet potato mash: Roast sweet potato at 400°F on a lined baking tray for 45-50 minutes, or until fork tender. Once soft set aside to cool before making the sweet potato mash.

    *Use ghee in the cauliflower mash to make it paleo-friendly!

    *Photos updated August 2017.

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    Sweet Potato Buns

    Sweet Potato Buns | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

    These Sweet Potato Buns make for the perfect nutrient-rich bread-alternative! I love how creative you can get with them. Breakfast sandwiches, the traditional BLT, avocado toast… the options are endless!

    Sweet Potato Buns - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

    Sweet Potato Buns are my favorite! You can make them bigger or smaller, you can make them for  breakfast, for lunch, or for dinner! You can make them open face sliders or full sandwiches! So versatile!

    Sweet Potato Buns - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

    Simply roast the sweet potato, load with desired fillings, and DEVOUR! Whole30 compliant, grain-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free!

    Sweet Potato Buns - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

     

    Sweet Potato Buns

    Prep Time 5 min Cook Time 25 min Total Time 0:30

    Ingredients

      Sweet Potato Buns

      Make It Into A Breakfast Sandwich

      • Eggs, as desired
      • bacon, cooked
      • baby spinach, wilted

      Directions

      • Preheat oven to 400°F and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
      • Cut sweet potatoes into 1/2 inch thick rounds. Toss with oil, cinnamon, and sea salt.
      • Lie flat on baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes or until fully cooked, flipping over halfway through.

      Recipe Notes

      • *This recipe was updated in March, 2017.
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      Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potato Home Fries

      Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

      These three-ingredient Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potato Home Fries make for the perfect sheet-pan side-dish! If you haven’t tried the combination of cinnamon + sweet potatoes yet, this is a must-make! So simple, yet so full of flavor!

      Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

      Sweet potato home fries have become a staple in my home. Perfect with eggs in the morning, or cut into fries with a steak dinner!

       

      Cinnamon is one of the healthiest spices! Great for digestion, loaded with antioxidants, and filled with anti-inflammatory properties! The combination of sweet potato + cinnamon always makes me think of fall! Such a warming and all around flavorful combination!

       

      Feel free to get creative with how you cut the sweet potatoes! Slice them into wedges, thin circles, or dice them!

      Do you have a favorite way to eat sweet potatoes?

      Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potato Home Fries

      Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time 25 minutes Total Time 0:30 Serves 2

      Ingredients

      Directions

      Preheat oven to 400
      Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
      Place sweet potatoes on parchment paper and drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil, cinnamon, and sea salt .
      Toss to make sure all sweet potatoes are evenly coated.
      Bake for about 25-30 minutes or until fully cooked.

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