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
Add the steamed veg
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
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.