Easy Peasy Shephards Pie
This is hands down one of my favourite meals. The humble shephards pie gives it straight, honest, simple and delicious! Its perfect for the family table, a tight budget, whole30 approved, and great for using up the old veggies in the fridge! This recipe has been made in many different ways by different people all over the world, it even changes for me depending on whats in season but just so you have a base heres a good starting point for you.
What you need
1kg of beef mince
400 g of diced tomatoes
2 tablespoons of tomato paste
1/2 cup of beef broth (optional)
1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar
1 diced onion
3 garlic cloves. Minced or grated
Salt & pepper for seasoning
4 cups of diced mixed vegetables; carrot, zucchini, capsicum, broccoli, celery.
3 teaspoons of spices (chilli, cumin, allspice)
1 tablespoon of tomato paste
1 tablespoon of worcesteshire sauce (optional, if needed to avoid)
For the top
3 medium sweet potatoes. Cooked & mashed
Half a head of cauliflower. Cooked & mashed
4-5 large white potatoes. Cooked & mashed.
What to do
Preheat oven to 180 degrees
Fry onion, garlic & spices in a pan in a little coconut oil until translucent.
Add in beef mince and cook until brown. Add in mixed vegetables and fry for a few minutes.Add tomatoes, apple cider vinegar, and broth and spices and simmer gently. Place meat mix in a ovenproof dish and top with sweet potato and cauliflower mix or white potato if you are using). Don’t worry about making it look to pretty the magic is in the mess. Cook for 20 – 30 minutes.
** Jens Hot tip: If your missing some hearty bread to go with it, I recommend Tanias Hubbards Almond and chia bread for an extra special addition You can find the recipe over at Gluten Free Grain Free co