Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Shepherd's Pie (Paleo-Primal)

Our friends, made this dish they found on Mark's Daily Apple. Hubby had a few bites and said that I had to make it. He describe it "It takes just like a real Shepherd's Pie"
I went to the store and got the supplies and made it that night. I made a few changes to the original recipe. It was delicious and loved it!!! My cauliflower did not come out as wiped as the original recipe pictures showed but maybe next time.

Might I add that 3 year old enjoyed everything.. he gobbled it up!

Sage might have been a good spice in this.

The Ingredients:

2 head cauliflower
2 - 4 TBSP coconut oil
1 - 3 TBSP Almond milk

3 TBSP Olive Oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 cup frozen peas, thawed (you can do a pea/carrot mixture)
1 cup carrots, diced
1 1/2 lb ground venison (bison or ground beef)
1 TBSP coconut flour or almond flour
3/4 cup beef broth
1 TBSP chopped fresh thyme
1 TBSP chopped fresh rosemary
2 TBSP Coconut Oil
Garlic Powder

The Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Break cauliflower into chunky pieces and steam until just tender. Put in the food processor with 2 TBSP Coconut oil and process until smooth. Add pepper to taste. Add Almond Milk (optional)

Heat oil in a skillet over medium-low heat. Add onion and saute several minutes until soft. Add venison and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring to beat up the meat so it browns evenly. Add peas, carrots and green beans and cook another 5 minutes.

Stir in the coconut flour. Add broth and herbs and reduce the heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes. Add pepper to taste. Remove from skillet and put into a 9x13 pan. Spread the cauliflower over the top. Scatter 2 TBSP of coconut oil on top of the cauliflower. Bake 30-35 minutes.


Part of Heart and Soul HopDr. Laura's Tasty Tuesday, Tasty Tuesday


  1. Yum, it sounds delicious. I bet sage would marry perfectly with these ingredients. Thanks for sharing this w/ the hearth and soul hop this week =)

  2. I'm going on a Blood Sugar Diet next week, much like Paleo, so this will fit right in. And it sounds great. I've tried to make Cauliflower Mash before, and it was a smushy disaster. Hopefully, I can do it better this go around. : )

  3. Using cauliflower in there is something I want to try. Will be a good one for St. Pat's day.

  4. I really like how you used cauliflower instead of potatoes! I've been seeing this more and more lately, so I really want to try it!

  5. Thank you... You will be fooled - we were!!! Totally tasted like potatoes!

  6. Thanks for stopping by! Sage would be amazing with this!

  7. Wendy - make sure you check back here! I have lots of Paleo recipes and I am sure you will be able to find other Blood Sugar Diet recipes too! :) Good luck on your diet! I wish you the best!

    Maybe - you steamed the cauliflower too much or added too much liquid. Try it again!!!

  8. 3 Researches SHOW How Coconut Oil Kills Fat.

    This means that you literally get rid of fat by eating Coconut Fats (including coconut milk, coconut cream and coconut oil).

    These 3 researches from major medical journals are sure to turn the traditional nutrition world upside down!


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