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Healthy Shepards Pie Recipe - No Diets Allowed

Sweet Potato Shepards Pie

Ingredients

  • 4 large organic yams or sweet potatoes peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 lb ground beef or ground turkey browned
  • 1 Tbs minced garlic
  • 1 small sweet onion diced
  • 3 large organic carrots peeled and diced
  • 1 cup organic frozen baby peas
  • 1 cup organic frozen sweet corn
  • 1 can 15 oz organic diced tomatoes, drained
  • 2 Tbs dried parsley divided
  • 1 tsp salt divided
  • 1 tsp black pepper divided
  • 1/2 Tbs dried oregano
  • 1/2 Tbs dried basil
  • 2 cups shredded Colby Jack cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. In a large pot, bring 8 cups of water to a boil. Add yams/sweet potato pieces. Boil for 15 to 20 minutes until soft. Drain well. Return to pot. Add 1 Tbs parsley, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/2 tsp pepper. Mash yams/sweet potatoes well while mixing in spices.
  3. Meanwhile in a large frying pan over medium heat, brown ground beef/turkey with garlic and onion.
  4. Once browned, add carrots to meat mixture. Continue cooking for 3 to 4 minutes until carrots are slightly tender.
  5. Add peas, sweet corn, tomatoes, 1 Tbs parsley, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper, oregano, and basil in the meat mixture and stir well. Cook for additional 2 to 3 minutes until heated through. Removed from heat.
  6. In a 9x2x13 baking dish, pour and spread meat mixture evenly on the bottom. Spoon yam/sweet potatoes over meat mixture and smooth over top.
  7. Bake at 400 for 10 minutes. Sprinkle cheese over the top and bake for additional 5 minutes.
  8. Serve warm and enjoy!