Shepherd's Pie {Whole30}
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Shepherd's pie is a meat pie made with ground meat and vegetables, topped with potatoes, then baked.
Recipe type: Whole30
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6 Generous Servings
For the topping:
  • 2 lbs of russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2 inch chunks
  • 1 lb of golden (white) sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2 inch chunks
  • Enough water to boil the potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon of granulated garlic
  • ½ tablespoon of onion powder
  • ¾ teaspoon of iodized sea salt
  • ¼ cup of mayo
For the Filling:
  • 2 lbs of ground beef
  • ¼ cup of The New Primal's Classic Marinade and Cooking Sauce or The New Primal's Coconut Aminos
  • 1 cup of tomatoes, diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1 cup of mushrooms, diced
  • 2 cups of frozen peas and carrots
  • 1 tablespoon parsley (fresh finely chopped or dried flakes)
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • Cooking spray or other oil/grease for the baking dish
Preparing the Potatoes:
  1. Add russet and sweet potatoes to a large stock pot on high heat. Then add enough water to cover the potatoes followed by ½ teaspoon of salt
  2. Next bring to a boil, then cover (with the lid slightly ajar)
  3. Boil until fork tender, then remove from the heat and drain the water
  4. Next, return the potatoes to the pot then crush with a potato masher or fork
  5. Then add ¼ teaspoon of salt, the granulated garlic, onion powder and mayo to the crushed potatoes, mix together well and set aside
Preparing the Meat Filling:
  1. Add the ground beef to a hot skillet on medium heat (no oil is needed for this step)
  2. Stir often to ensure even cooking and cook until all the pink color is gone from the meat
  3. Next add ½ teaspoon of salt, the onions, garlic, mushroom, tomatoes and parsley and sauté until the vegetables cook (about 3-5 minutes)
  4. Then add the classic marinade sauce or coconut aminos
  5. Continue to sauté, then add the frozen peas and carrots
  6. Cook for an additional 3 minutes or until the peas and carrots come up to temperature
  7. Then remove from the heat
Assembling the Shepherd's Pie:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 °F
  2. If you used an oven safe skillet for the meat filling, you can simply add the potato topping directly on top of the meat in the skillet
  3. Then smooth the potatoes over the meat filling making sure to cover all of the meat
  4. Next sprinkle with paprika and bake for 30 minutes
If you prefer adding to a separating baking dish follow these instructions:
  1. Spray a baking dish large enough for the pie, with cooking spray
  2. Add the beef filling to the dish, then add the potato topping and smooth until all of the meat filling is covered
  3. Decorate the potato filling with a fork or any way you choose
  4. Sprinkle the shepherd's pie with paprika then bake in a 375°F oven for 30 minutes
  5. Remove from the oven and let rest for 5 to 10 minutes before serving
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