Dec 10 2015

Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd's Pie

Beyond Meat is the secret to this entree that is perfect for the holidays. I gave up on creepy meat alternatives a while ago, but this is different. It’s a pea based protein that is satisfying and can pass for meat if you don’t tell your audience. They have a regular beef crumble and a fiesta crumble that we use for taco tuesdays. My meat eating friends love it and can’t believe it’s not meat.

Here are the stats:

All of the protein, half of the fat of real beef — 13g of protein and 5g of fat per 55g serving
The only gluten-free AND soy-free beef-free crumble on the market
No Cholesterol, Antibiotics or Saturated Fat
Perfect for chili’s, tacos, nachos and more!


Water, Pea Protein Isolate, Expeller-pressed Canola Oil*, Beef Flavor† (Yeast Extract, Maltodextrin, Natural Flavoring, Salt, Sunflower Oil, Onion Powder), Spices, Rice Flour, Tomato Powder, Calcium Sulfate, Contains 0.5% or less of: Potassium Bicarbonate, Sugar‡, Potassium Chloride, Caramel Color§, Lemon Juice Concentrate, Citric Acid, Salt, Onion Extract, Garlic Extract.

*Non-GMO Identity Preserved † Vegan ‡ Evaporated Cane Juice §Ammonium and Sulfite Free

Beyond Meat can be found in the frozen isle at Whole Foods and many other stores.

I made this shepherd’s pie with mashed potatoes, but to make it truly paleo you can do a cauliflower mash.


5 Potatoes

3 Tbls Ghee orNon-Dairy Butter Alternative

2 Tbsp Coconut Oil

1/2 tsp Salt

1/2 Diced Sweet Onion

1-2 Diced Carrot

1-2 Diced Celery Stalk

2 Packages Beyond Meat Beefy Crumble

1 Bag Frozen Mixed Veggies – I like Organic Corn, Peas, Carrots and Beans


Preheat oven to 350.

Peel and dice the potatoes into like sized pieces. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes; drain. In a small saucepan heat butter – or non-dairy alternative over low heat until butter is melted. Using a potato masher or electric beater, slowly blend butter into potatoes until smooth and creamy. Season with salt and perhaps pepper to taste. Set aside.

If doing mashed cauliflower – Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add 2 heads washed and diced cauliflower, cover, and steam until tender, about 10 minutes. Transfer half the cauliflower to a food processor; cover and blend on high. Add in melted butter – butter alternative if desired.

Then, in a large pan melt coconut oil and sauté onions, carrots, and celery with the salt for 5-10 minutes. The longer they can cook, the more flavor they will have but if you’re in a rush, 5 minutes is fine.

Add the packages of beyond meat, and the frozen veggies. Stir together for a minute or two until all the ingredients are well mixed. Transfer mixture to a 9 x 13 greased pan. Spread potato or cauliflower on top. Fully covering the mixture. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Serve.

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