I originally made a version of this recipe many years ago, using a Weight Watchers Recipe called Texas Shepherd’s Pie. Since then I have adjusted to suit my needs and tastes. I like to think that my version of Shepherd’s Pie would fit into both the Paleo diet and the Clean Eating diet, however as I am not actively pursuing either of these diets, you will have to let me know. Although I should confess that my style of cooking doesn’t always include measurements, and sometimes (read often) I will grade up additional vegetables that I have in my fridge and add them…
I live alone and love the convenience of freezer meals. I just don’t like the price, nutritional value, or selection. So I like to break things up into single servings, and freeze them.
Please be aware that although I am not a professional cook, this recipe has been tried by myself.
Because I’m kind of a lazy, no fuss, forget about it kind of cook I tend to use my crock pot A LOT.
For this recipe you will need your crock pot, a food processor (a grader will work) and a potato masher.
- 1 Lb. of ground beef, pre-browned
- 1 or 2 onions, roughly chopped
- 2 to 3 Celery stalks, roughly chopped
- 2 to 4 Carrots, shredded
- 1 cup Zucchini, shredded
- 1 cup Broccoli, shredded
- 1 cup Cauliflower, shredded
- 4 to 5 Garlic Cloves, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon of fennel seeds
- 3 cups of Salsa
- Lg. Sweet Potato/Yam, diced
- Add all ingredients (except sweet potato) to the crock pot, cook on high for 3 to 4 hours.
- Cook the sweet potato.
- Once cooked, drain the liquid from the pot (reserve cooking liquid for mashing).
- Mash the sweet potato, adding cooking liquid as needed, until it takes on a creamy texture.
- Spread meat mixture on the bottom of a casserole dish, cover with sweet potato.
- Cook in pre heated oven for 30 minutes at 350
- Let cool for 10 minutes and serve.
- I like to make this recipe into individual servings and freeze it. To do this, just divide the meat mixture into 8 individual dishes, and top with sweet potato. Freeze. Cook as normal from frozen state.