I love shepherd’s pie and I love trying new paleo recipes so I had to give this one a try. My changes to the recipe were adding garlic & broccoli to the mixture and salt & pepper to the topping.

paleo sheperds pieThe Mixture
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, diced
2 cloves garlic diced
1 pound bacon, cut into 2 inch slices
2 cups diced carrots
2 cups diced celery
2 cups broccoli in 1 inch pieces
1 pound ground beef
½ teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
½ teaspoon smoked paprika
1 cup chicken broth

2 large heads cauliflower, trimmed, chopped and steamed until very soft
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Heat olive oil in a very large frying pan
Saute onion for 15 minutes until soft
Add bacon pieces to pan and sauté until cooked, about 10 minutes
Add broccoli, carrots and celery to pan and sauté in bacon fat for 10 minutes until soft
Add ground beef to pan and sauté until brown, just a few minutes
Season with salt, pepper and smoked paprika
Add chicken broth and cook down broth until 60% evaporated
Place cauliflower in food processor and puree with olive oil, salt and pepper until smooth
Pour ground beef mixture into a 9×13 inch Pyrex baking dish
Pour mashed cauliflower over beef mixture
Bake at 350° for 30 minutes

Serves 8

The original recipe can be found at Elana’s Pantry

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