And, this. THIS, may very well be my new favorite. I'm not even sure you would know that this is cauliflower (you might think it was mashed potatoes -- if you didn't know)! This was so delish, I may or may not have eaten it twice today - for 2 of my meals!
This recipes DOES take a little time. So, it may not be the best weeknight meal, unless you do some of the prep work ahead of time. Just a tip.
There are lots of Paleo and Sugar Detox Shepherd's Pie recipes out there. I took a look at them, and then just used what I had in the pantry and refrigerator. I may try this with a sweet potato topping next time. Enjoy!
Paleo Shepherd's Pie
1 large head of cauliflower, broken into florets
2 tbsp. organic butter
1/4 cup canned coconut milk
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 lb. lean grass-fed ground beef
1 cup carrots, chopped
1/2 cup chopped celery
1 small onion, diced
2 tbsp. tomato paste (with no added sugar)
1/2 cup organic beef or vegetable broth
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. dried parsley
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Steam cauliflower florets in microwave for about 8 minutes in the microwave, with about 1/2 a cup of water, for 8 minutes. Stir, and steam an additional 4 minutes, until thoroughly soft. Process steamed cauliflower, with butter and coconut milk until smooth. Set aside.
While cauliflower is steaming, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Sauté carrots, celery, and onion until softened -- about 8 minutes. Add ground beef and cook until browned. Add tomato paste, broth, and spices (except paprika), and simmer for 15 minutes, until flavors are well-combined.
Spray a glass pie dish with organic cooking spray. Fill pie dish halfway with meat mixture. Top with mashed cauliflower mixture. Sprinkle with paprika.
Bake for 25 minutes. Broil for 5 minutes. Remove from oven and let Shepherd's Pie stand for 10 minutes. Slice into 6 hearty pieces, and serve. Enjoy!
If you try this, please let me know!
ALL THE BEST!