Healthy Shepherds Pie

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This recipe is my modern-day version of shepherds pie. I would call it Shepherdess pie, but it still has meat. let me count thy ways that This version is the way to go:

  1. its lean
  2. its flavorful
  3. its good for YOU & the WHOLE family!
  4. it easy to make!
  5. its made in a cast iron skillet which doubles to cook on the stove, then in the oven and you can serve out of it. easy clean up!
  6. it has no artificial colors, flavors, ingredients, or preservatives.
  7. its all natural

What makes this healthy is my substitution of natural or organic ground turkey or chicken, instead of the traditional beef or lamb. I also load up on extra veggies, and instead of peas I do mushrooms.

To make my ground turkey “taste” like beef, when its browning, I deglaze with a 1/4 cup of Worcestershire, Dales, or Soy Sauce. All of them give meat that umami flavor.

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While I cut my vegetables, I have the potatoes boiling on the stove. I do a medium boil to not overcook the potatoes. Once they’re done, I season them, then mix and set aside to spread over the meat mixture later.

After the potatoes are done, I brown the meat in a cast iron skillet, then deglaze with Worcestershire sauce. Once the meat is halfway to three-quarters cooked, I take it out and drain any liquid, and set a side.

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After I set the meat aside, I brown and soften the vegetables for about 5 minutes then add the meat back in, turn the heat off the stove, spread with mashed potatoes, top with cheese and put it in the oven!

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I can promise you after trying this healthier version, you will never go back!

INGREDIENTS:

  • ground turkey
  • carrots
  • celery
  • onions
  • mushrooms
  • garlic
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • salt
  • pepper
  • gold potatoes
  • milk
  • butter
  • white pepper
  • oregano
  • Italian seasoning
  • roasted garlic powder
  • sharp & mild cheeses

DIRECTIONS:

  1. boil potatoes
  2. cut veggies
  3. once potatoes are done, mix salt, pepper, white pepper, roasted garlic powder, cream, butter and milk until combined, and set aside.
  4. brown grown turkey for 4 min then deglaze with worcesterhire sauce. season to your liking
  5. drain turkey and set aside
  6. in the same pan, soften carrots, mushrooms, garlic, onions, and celery for 5 min.
  7. Add turkey back in
  8. combine, then add potatoes on top
  9. top with cheese and pepper!
  10. put in a 375 degree oven for 25 minutes

P.s you can put a few dashes of hot sauce on the final product…I like Cholula. or you can do a piece of bread and butter.

yum!

xoxo

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