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Lazy Shepherd’s Pie


Shepherd’s pie is one of my favorite dishes, because it’s definitely known as a comfort food and it has meat, veggies, and potatoes all together! Unfortunately, I do not always have time to prep everything and then wait for it to bake in the oven.

So, one day, I decided to make a quick stove top version that consists of mashed cauliflower instead of potatoes. You can definitely top this off with some mashed sweet potatoes, but then it kind of looses it’s ‘quick and easy’ appeal for those ‘lazy’ peeps out there like me!

Try out the recipe!


Serves: 2-3/ Time: 35 minutes

Meat Mixture

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound of grass-fed ground beef/ lamb
  • 1 cup of carrots diced into 1/2 cm thick
  • 1 1/2 cup of fresh green beans, cut into 1.5 inches thick
  • 1/4 a yellow onion, finely diced
  • 1/2 tsp. of minced garlic
  • 1 Tbs. of tomato paste
  • 1 Tbs. of coconut aminos
  • 1/2 tsp. of dried rosemary
  • 1/4 tsp. of dried thyme
  • 1 Tbs. of Ghee or whole 30 compliant cooking fat
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. In a large sauce pan melt the ghee on medium-high heat.
  2. Add the minced onions and allow the onions to cook for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic and allow it to cook for about 30 seconds, or until it becomes fragrant.
  4. Add the carrots and green beans to the sauce pan. Cook for 5 minutes stirring frequently.
  5. Add the ground beef/lamb to the sauce pan and cook for about 8 minutes then add the remaining ingredients. Let the meat mixture cook for another 3-5 minutes, stirring often.
  6. While the ground beef/lamb is simmering start prepping the mashed cauliflower portion. See below!
  7. Once the mashed cauliflower is done and the meat mixture is cooked thoroughly, and now your mouth is starting to water, serve the meat mixture on a dish and top with 2 heaping tablespoons of mashed cauliflower.
  8. Then, eat immediately! Enjoy your lazy, yet delicious, shepherd’s pie!

Mashed Cauliflower 

Ingredients:

  • 1 bag of frozen cauliflower florets
  • 2 Tbs. of coconut milk
  • 1 tsp. of minced garlic
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Boil 2 cups of water in a small pot.
  2. Add the cauliflower florets and allow to boil for 1-2 minutes. Do not let them sit, they will get mushy!
  3. Drain the florets and move it to a food processor.
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until it has a whipped/mashed texture.
  5. Set aside or serve on top of meat mixture immediately!
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