Paleo Shepherd’s Pie Recipe
I may have fallen off the wagon this weekend post Live Ultimate 10k with those amazing McDonalds Cinna-treats which are food of the devil, but this week, I’m determined to get back on week 5 of my Paleo Challenge. I’ve lost 8lbs so far and feel pretty awesome.
I’m trying a new recipe tonight, for a traditional English comfort food- shepherds pie, or in this case, it’s actually cottage pie as I used beef. And because Trader Joes doesn’t sell ground lamb. I spend way too much time in Trader Joes FYI, and I have now noticed, I literally don’t use the middle two isles. All my food comes from the periphery of the store – which is something I swear I heard Bob Harper say one week on The Biggest Loser. That’s where all the fresh food is, and I know if I’m in the middle isles, I’m getting into non-paleo territory.
OK – here’s what I used:
1 tsp coconut oil
1/4 cup onions finely chopped
1lb TJ’s ground beef
2 cloves garlic
2tsp dried thyme
2tsp dried oregano
4 carrots, chopped
1 tbs of HP Sauce which is totally not paleo.
2 sweet potatoes
1 bag of cauliflower from TJ’s.
Here is what I did:
I preheated the oven to 350degrees.
I browned the onions in a pan, threw in the carrots and herbs and then added the meat, which I now realize makes a really unattractive photo.
In a pan I boiled two sweet potatoes that I chopped and peeled. I also put a bag of cauliflower in the microwave (Trader Joe’s again) and then combined the soft sweet potatoes and microwaved cauliflower in the blender, I think I added a tablespoon of paleo butter which made it really creamy.
I simmered the meat until it browned and the carrots were soft, I think I covered it for a little too just to get the juices flowing. When done, I poured it into a pyrex dish. Then I spooned the blended veggies on the top – that may be some black pepper on top in this pic
Then I threw it in the oven for 25 minutes and it came out looking UH-MAY-ZING