Sometimes all it takes for me to get cooking in the kitchen is the mere mention of a dish that tickles my tastebuds. Last night a friend mentioned a freaking delicious Shepherds Pie she had the privilege of devouring for lunch that day, and that was it, I couldn’t get the damn thing out of my mind.
So I made one for lunch/dinner/leftovers for the week.
To get the most nutrition in I switched the potato topping for a mixed veg mash of pumpkin, cauliflower, broccoli and zucchini.
I also cooked the grass-fed beef mince in bone broth to up it’s nutrient value. Plus, YUM!
Shepherds Pie with Vegetable Mash
- 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
- 1 brown onion, finely chopped
- 1 carrot, finely chopped
- 2 stalks celery, finely chopped
- 500g grass-fed beef mince
- 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoon tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 cup of beef bone broth
- 1/2 cup of frozen peas
- 1/2 butternut pumpkin, diced
- 1/2 cauliflower, cut into small florets
- 1 head broccoli, cut in to small florets
- 1 large zucchini, roughly chopped
- 2 teaspoons grass-fed butter
- 50g Parmesan cheese, finely grated
- Preheat the oven to 200ºC.
- Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over a medium-high heat. Add the onion, carrot and celery and cooking, stirring, for 5 minutes or until soft. Add the beef mince and cook, breaking up with a wooden spoon, for 3 minutes, or until browned. Add the garlic and cook stirring for 1 minute or until fragrant.
- Add the tomato paste and Worcestershire sauce and cook stirring for 1 minute or until fragrant.
- Add the bone broth and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes or until most of the liquid has reduced. Add the green peas and cook for 3 minutes or until tender. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Meanwhile, steam the vegetables until tender in a steamer basket set over a saucepan of boiling water. Drain. Transfer to a large bowl, add the butter and mash with a fork or potato masher until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Transfer the mince mixture to a medium baking dish. Top with vegetable mash and then sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
- Heat in oven for 20 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Enjoy x
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