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Shepherds Pie

  • Author: A Twisted Plate
  • Prep Time: 60 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Yield: 10-12 servings 1x


Delicious, Comforting and Whole30 Compliant!



Meat and Vegetable Mixture:

  • 2 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 2 cups chopped Carrots
  • 1 cup chopped Onion
  • 1 cup chopped Celery
  • 2 pounds Ground Beef
  • 2 tablespoon Arrowroot
  • ½ tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons Minced Garlic
  • 1 cups Beef Broth
  • 3 tablespoons Tomato Paste
  • 2 tablespoons Coconut Amino
  • 1 teaspoon Parsley
  • 3/4 teaspoon Rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper

Dairy Free Mashed Potatoes:

  • 2 pounds Organic Russet Potatoes or Jersey White Sweet Potatoes
  • 5 cups Water
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 cup Cashew Milk
  • 2 tablespoons Ghee
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper


– Meat and Vegetables:

  1. Heat oil over medium-low heat and chop your carrots into small pieces.
  2. Add your carrots to the skillet, cooking for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Chop up the onion and celery, keeping them separate.  
  4. Add all of your spices into a small bowl so you can add them at once when ready. 
  5. Once the carrots are done, add the onion, cook for 2 minutes
  6. Add the celery to the carrots & onion cooking for 3 more minutes. 
  7. Add your beef, ground it up and cook until no longer pink. 
  8. Drain your meat and vegetable mixture, add to a mixing bowl and toss with 2 tablespoons of Arrowroot.  
  9. Over medium low heat add ½ tablespoon oil and the 2 teaspoons of minced garlic, cooking for one minutes, stirring occasionally.
  10. Add the beef broth and tomato base.  Stir until the paste is mixed into the broth.  
  11. Add the meat and vegetables to the broth and increase the heat to medium.
  12. Once it starts to bubble reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer for 15 minutes stirring occasionally

– Mashed Potatoes:

  1. Peel potatoes (unless you like the skin in you Mashed Potatoes) and cut into 1 inch cubes.
  2. Add 5 cups of Water, 1 teaspoon of Sea Salt and 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder to Pot and bring to a low boil.
  3. Add you cubed potatoes and continue on a low boil for about 20 minutes or until the potatoes are soft when you poke them.
  4. Drain your Potatoes and add them to a Mixing Bowl (make sure it has higher sides and when the potatoes are in there it is only half full.
  5. Add Ghee, Cashew Milk 1/4 teaspoon of Salt and Pepper.
  6. Using a hand mixer, on a low speed, mash your potatoes. 

– Preheat the oven at 350°F

– In a 13 x 9 casserole dish add the meat mixture to the bottom.  

– Top with the mashed potatoes spreading them evenly

– Place in the oven and cook for 45 minutes.  

– Allow to cool for a good 10 minutes

  • Category: Dinner

Keywords: Shepherds Pie

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