Friday, April 11, 2014

Paleo shepherds pie



This turned out amazing. I was curious about the sweet potatoes as the bottom layer, but it made for a sweet and salty combo that was perfect! This is a new favorite. 

Copied from: Jules Fuel  (click here to see a prettier picture!!) 

Ingredients: 
Top Layer---
2 large heads of cauliflower 
1/2 tsp paprika (I prefer sweet) 
1 tbsp ghee or extra virgin olive oil 
1/4 c chicken broth 
2 cloves garlic, minced 
Sea salt & pepper to taste 

 Middle Layer---
2 pounds of grass-fed beef 
1 medium onion 
2 large carrots 
1 large zucchini 
1 tbsp ghee or extra virgin olive oil 
1/2 c chicken broth
 2 cloves garlic 
1/2 tsp thyme 
1 tsp rosemary 
Sea salt & pepper to taste 

 Bottom Layer---
 2 large sweet potatoes, grated 
2 tbsp ghee or extra virgin olive oil 
Sea salt to taste 

Instructions for 3-Layered Paleo Shepherd’s Pie: 
 Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Bottom layer: Grate the sweet potatoes (or use your food processor to shred). In a large pan, heat the ghee or olive oil and sauté the grated sweet potatoes until soft. This takes about 15 – 20 minutes, depending on the size of pan. Season with sea salt. 

 Middle layer: Simultaneously, in a separate large pan, heat ghee or olive oil and sauté onions for 5 minutes. Add finely diced carrots and zucchini, and cook for another 5 minutes. Add the ground beef to the mixture, along with garlic, thyme, rosemary, salt and pepper. Cook meat thoroughly, and add chicken broth to the pan and cook down the broth for several minutes. 

 Top layer: Simultaneously, in a large pot, add enough water to boil the cauliflower in, and bring to a boil (without adding cauliflower). Rinse and chop cauliflower into chunks, and add to the boiling water. Boil for about 10 minutes, until slightly soft to a fork. Drain the water out, and then use a hand blender to blend cauliflower until smooth. Blend in ghee, garlic, chicken broth, paprika, sea salt and pepper. In a large glass dish, evenly spread the grated sweet potatoes on the bottom. Then, evenly spread the middle layer on top, finishing with evenly spreading the top layer. Place the glass dish in the oven, and bake for about 30 minutes.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds so good! Going to have to give it a try.

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