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Healthy Shepherds Pie (Gluten Free)
Healthy Gluten Free Shepherds Pie
Recipe type: Dinner
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A healthier gluten free shepherds pie - perfect for a family gathering, a freezer meal or comfort food on a cold winters evening.
  • 2 tbs olive oil (to be used in half portions)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped finely
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 3 large carrots, finely diced
  • ¼ cup mushrooms, sliced thinly
  • ½ cup frozen peas
  • 500ml beef stock
  • 500gm minced lamb or beef (I used lamb)
  • 2 tbs tomato puree (aka passata)
  • 1 tbs GF worcestershire sauce
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 medium russet (or any white) potatoes, peeled and roughly chopped
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tbs butter
  • 1tbs milk
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 220°C (or 200°C if fan forced).
  2. Heat a large pan (preferably one with a lid as you will need the lid later, electric frying pans are easy to use for this reason) with 1 tbs oil and sauté onion, garlic, mushrooms, carrots and peas for 5 minutes or until they soften. Set aside in a bowl.
  3. Using the same pan, 1 tbs of oil and brown the mince.
  4. Add stock, tomato puree & worcestershire sauce, then bring to a simmer, covered for 15 minutes, then add seasoning to taste, stir and continue to simmer uncovered for 15 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, boil potatoes for 15-20 minutes until soft. Place the cooked potatoes in a large bowl and mash with ⅔ tbs butter, milk, ½ tsp salt and ½ tsp cinnamon until smooth. Cover with foil to retain heat and set aside.
  6. Place the meat mixture in a baking dish, cover with the mashed potato and even out with the back of a spoon or fork (using a fork will likely give better texture than what appears on the top of mine).
  7. Brush potato top with ⅓ tbs melted butter and bake for 20-25 minutes until top is starting to brown and crisp.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 6
Recipe by Eat Pray Workout at