Monday, August 27, 2012

Shepherd's Pie (courtesy of Primal Blueprint Cookbook)

1 head cauliflower
4 tablespoons butter
1-3 tablespoons cream (optional)
salt and pepper to taste
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion chopped
1 cup frozen peas and carrots thawed
3/4 cup frozen green beans thawed
1 pound ground beef or bison (or use leftover beef and cut into small pieces)
1 tablespoon coconut flour or almond flour
3/4 cup beef stock or broth
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme or 1 tsp. dried
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary or 1 tsp. dried

Preheat oven to 400

Break the cauliflower into chunky pieces and steam until just tender. Put in the food processor with 2 tablespoons butter and process until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add cream (optional). Set aside.
Heat oil in a skillet over medium-low heat. Add onion and saute several minutes until soft. Add beef and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring to break up the meat so it browns evenly. Add peas, carrots and green beans and cook another five minutes. Stir in coconut flour. Add broth and herbs and reduce the heat to low and simmer., stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Remove from skillet and put into a 9 inch pie pan. Spread the cauliflower over the top.
Scatter 2 tablespoons of butter cut into small pieces on top of the cauliflower. bake 30-35 minutes.

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