WIAW – Paleo Shepards Pie

WIAW – Paleo Shepards Pie

First of all thank you for all the concerned comments yesterday about The Love Nugget being sick.  I think I confused everyone with a post focusing on Tylenol but luckily we are all healthy here!  Those were past photos from previous sickness’ but I just wanted to share the love about Tylenol and what they’re doing for charity.

Anyway, let’s get on to more important things like this amazing recipe I have to share with  you today.

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Talk about comfort food!

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I’m definitely not a meat and potatoes girl but for some reason Shepard’s Pie reminds me of growing up and fills me with comfort.  My mom used to make it with a layer of meat, potatoes, then smother it with cheese.  It was ooey, gooey goodness!  Since I’m in the midst of the Whole30, no cheese for me.  However, I have to say this version is so much better than any I’ve had in the past and I didn’t miss the cheese at all!

Paleo Shepards Pie

Paleo Shepards Pie

Ingredients

  • 1/2 large head of cauliflower
  • 2 medium white sweet potatoes
  • 1 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp. organic chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp. Ghee
  • 1 tsp. Garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 lb Organic ground turkey
  • 1/2 lb Grass-fed ground beef
  • 1 tbsp. Ghee
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
  • 3 stalks of celery, chopped
  • 6-7 mushrooms, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup organic, low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 tsp. Arrowroot powder (if not concerned about Paleo can use corn starch or flour)
  • 1 tsp. dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Peel and dice potatoes then wash and chop cauliflower.
  3. Spread potatoes and cauliflower on a baking sheet and pour olive oil on.
  4. Stir then roast for 25-30 minutes or until tender.
  5. While still warm, place into a food processor, add in 1 tbsp. ghee, garlic powder, 2 tbsp. chicken broth, 1/2 tsp. sea salt, and pepper.
  6. Once smooth and creamy, set aside.
  7. Warm a skillet over medium heat, add in beef and turkey then cook until browned. (You can use one of either rather than both if desired)
  8. Drain the meat and set aside.
  9. In the same skillet, melt ghee then add onions.
  10. Saute until opaque then add in celery, garlic, and mushrooms.
  11. Cook for about 5 minutes until tender.
  12. Add back in the browned meat and remaining ingredients.
  13. Stir until thickened then pour into a 9x12 baking dish.
  14. Spread evenly then top with sweet potato cauliflower mash.
  15. Smooth over evenly then bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes.
  16. Allow to sit for 5-10 minutes before serving.
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We all loved it at dinner last night and left our plates clean!

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So I’m sure some of you are wondering what Ghee is.  To be honest, I didn’t really know much about it until just a few months ago.  since then I’ve been using it in all sorts of different dishes and loving it!  I’m sure it helped that I received this awesome package from Pure Indian Foods.

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A jar of Organic Grass-fed Ghee as well as a sampler pack of Spiced Organic Grass-Fed Ghee.  So good and good for you!

Let me tell you a little about Ghee before I get into the delicious Pure Organics.  Ghee is clarified butter which means the water and milk solids have been boiled off leaving only the butterfat.  Since the casein’s and milk have been removed, it’s a great alternative to butter for people who are sensitive to dairy.  It’s also wonderful for the digestive system as it stimulates the production of stomach acids.  Along with these great health benefits, it tastes wonderful!

Pure Organics Ghee is a company that actually began over 100 years ago in India by a man named Lala Khoobram Agarwal.  5 Generations later, they are producing quality ghee that is favored by millions around the world.  What makes their ghee so great is that they only use milk obtained during the spring and fall when the cows are out to pasture eating rapidly growing fresh green grass.  This particular milk is high in fat-soluble vitamins making it more nutritious for consumers.  Pure Organics is extremely passionate about producing a high quality product and preserving their heritage.

We’ve been using it in everything from oatmeal to the above pictured Paleo Shepard’s Pie.  The other night I sautéed some Zoodles (zucchini noodles) in the Herbs de Provence Ghee and it was amazing!  Even The Love Nugget gobbled his all up along with some of mine and he usually doesn’t like zucchini!

Since this is somewhat related to what I ate yesterday I’m joining Jenn’s WIAW party!

Spooky Snacks and Healthy Halloween Treats

Make sure to head over and check out some other yummy eats!

QUESTIONS –

  • What’s a comfort food you remember from your childhood?
  • Have you tried Ghee?  If so, how do you like to use it?

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Comments

  1. Looks yummy my friend! 🙂 Mac n cheese was a definite comfort food when I was a kid!

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      My husband and son LOVE mac and cheese but I’ve never been a huge fan. Although some of the gourmet ones I hear about do sound good!

  2. I have been wanting to try a Paleo Shepards Pie!! Looks delicious!!!

  3. I’m psyched that it has finally gotten chilly enough to bust out the comfort food dishes! Paleo Shepard’s pie is something I’ve had on my list awhile now – will be giving this a go. Thanks 🙂

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      I hope you enjoy it! I’ve been enjoying warmer meals since the weather has been cooling off and loving it!

  4. My boyfriends LOVES shepard’s pie, might need to surprise him and try out this recipe!

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed this! We ate it again tonight for dinner and it was even better.

  5. You have been making some really great paleo recipes lately! I made a chicken pot pie last week for the first time and was pleasantly surprised 🙂

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      Thank you! I’m enjoying experimenting especially when it turns out as yummy as this was! I haven’t had Chicken Pot Pie in years but that’s a good one!

  6. Love the recipe! I made a similar shepherd’s pie a while ago, but only with sweet potato for the topping and it was really good! I’ll have to make that again! I also love ghee! I bought it a while ago and haven’t gotten in since. Thanks for the reminder!

  7. I so love that cauliflower and sweet potato are the first ingredients in this recipe. I use Purity Farms ghee right now, but this brand looks great also!

  8. This might sound crazy but I’ve never tried Sheppard’s Pie! But looking at the ingredients in this I know I have to try it!

  9. One of my friends has been looking for pale recipes, definitely sharing this with her 🙂

  10. What an awesome recipe!!! Pinning this and next time I make a Shepherd’s Pie, I will make this one!

  11. THIS NEEDS TO GO IN MY MOUTH! lol! Is there a good sub for Ghee though? I cannot eat butter 🙁

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      Ghee is clarified butter so it’s good for people who are dairy sensitive. If that’s why you cant’ eat butter. If you still can’t have it you can use olive oil or coconut oil 🙂

  12. Geez, Giselle, that sounds delicious! My mom used to make a German variation of Shepards Pie with the addition of Sauerkraut when I was a child and I miss it a lot. Sounds like a recipe I need to try.

    • Giselle Schroer says:

      Added sauerkraut sounds yummy! I didn’t think I liked sauerkraut until just recently now I eat it all the time!