Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Shepherds pie

I love shepherds pie, but to be honest, the stodgy white potato bores me - not just because it's an evil white starch and a HUAGE  no no on my semi-strict paleo food list, but also because when I do eat it, it always seems to need copious amounts of salt and butter.

So after a bit of research I came up with my own little recipe for Shepherds Pie! Layered with delicious sweet potato and cauliflower mash. Sprinkled with -  wait for it.. Blue cheese - hells yeah!

Here's the result:

I must say it went down pretty well.

Here's how you make it :

For the mash 

2 medium sized sweet potatoes

1 head of cauliflower

1 chicken stock cube

2 blocks of Feta or Blue Cheese


For the filling

500-600g of lean mince. 

1 tin of tomato onion mix

1 medium sized onion

1 bag of chunky winter veg (baby marrow, carrot, butternut, broccoli)

A big dash of Mrs Balls chunky chutney 


Start by steaming veg until cooked

Dice the onion and fry until translucent.

Add the mince meat and brown

Add tomato and onion mix and simmer until it reduces.

Add the steamed veg

Add chutney 

In the meantime

Peel and boil sweet potato until soft 

Steam cauliflower until soft

Mash together and add stock cube (dissolved in 250ml of boiling water)


Layer the filling into a baking dish and flatten

Top off with sweet potato/cauliflower mash 


Bake in a 180 degree oven for 10 min

Add feta and blue cheese to mash (Sprinkled on top)

Bake for a further 10 min until cheese melts.

Sprinkle with parsley.

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