Shepherds Pie Stuffed Sweet Potato
2 sweet potatoes
1 tbls avocado oil
1 + 3 tbls ghee/grass-fed butter, melted
1/2 small yellow onion
1 tsp dried thyme
1 lb grass-fed beef
1-2 cups veggies (green beans, carrots, zucchini, etc)
3 garlic cloves
~1/2 cup beef broth
1/2 cup frozen peas
2 tbls Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp salt (more to taste)
pepper to taste
Bake the potatoes in a 400 degree oven until soft (about 40 minutes.)
Heat the 1 tbls butter in a large skillet over medium heat, add the onions and thyme and cook to begin to soften, just a minute or two.
Add in any veggies that aren’t frozen, cook 3 minutes stirring once in a while. Add in the beef, cooking until no longer pink while breaking it up with a wooden spoon. Add in the salt and pepper.
Stir in the minced garlic. Then add the Worcestershire sauce and broth. Let simmer for 10 minutes.
Remove potatoes from the oven, slice in half lengthwise. Scoop out the middle of the potato to resemble a boat. Mash the middle of the potato using a fork with a pinch of salt and pepper, remaining butter and a spoon or two of broth if needed to get it mashed well. Scoop the Shepherds Pie mixture into the potatoes.
Top with the mashed sweet potato and sprinkle with cheese (if using.) Place under a broiler for 2 minutes to melt the cheese.
- My sweet potato was purple; you can use classic orange or a white potato if preferred. Purple Sweet Potatoes are more dry than orange so they will need a little more moisture (I would even go back and add a little spoon or two of broth to my mashed toppers to keep them more moist)
- Substitutions for Worcestershire Sauce: tamari/soy sauce, miso, oyster sauce, hoisin sauce, red wine.
- Beef broth is preferred, but I didn’t have any so I used one of my Roasted Veggie Herb Concentrate cubes + water. (These are my favorite ways to use up veggies and herbs about to go bad.)
- To bake potatoes faster, cut them in half lengthwise, drizzle cut side with a little oil, place in oven on a baking sheet cut side down.
- Be sure to season your meat really well.
- If you don’t have thyme, try rosemary or sage instead.
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