Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie

Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie

Ingredients

  • 500g lamb or beef mince
  • low fat 2 tbsp. olive oil or coconut oil
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce 
  • Frozen Vegetables (Carrots, corn, & peas) 
  • 1 can diced tomatoes or the healthiest can of tomato based sauce you can find (look for as fewer ingredients in the can as possible) 
  • Himalayan Salt

 
Topping

  • 500g sweet potato, peeled and cut
  • 1/4 cup low fat milk or coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Puff pastry for the top (optional - remove this for a healthier version) 
  • Grated Cheese (Also optional - remove this for a healthier version) 

Method

  1. Put your oil of choice in the frying pan and dice up and cook your onion until it starts to brown 
  2. Mean while boil your sweet potato chunks in water and pre- heat your oven to 200 degrees
  3. Add your lamb or beef mince and garlic 
  4. Once your meat has cooked through add your frozen vegetables, canned sauce or diced tomatoes and Worcestershire sauce and cover the lid while it simmers so the frozen vegetables thaw.
  5. Once your sweet potato is soft and vegetables are thawed remove both from pans.
  6. Transfer your meat mixture into a baking tin and drain your sweet potato and add your milk and butter then mash.
  7. Once you have mashed into a smooth texture, add this topping onto your meat mixture and add cheese (optional). 
  8. Put a layer of your puff pastry over the top of your shepherd's pie ensuring all of the tin is covered and bake in the oven for 25-30minutes or until the puff pastry as turned golden and crunchy or until your cheese has melted. 
  9. Cut into pie size slices and serve! 

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