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Shepherd’s Pie with Sweet Potato Mash

By Jason Fung, MD

Shepherd's Pie with Sweet Potato Mash

Here is an authentic shepherd’s pie, made with ground lamb. It’s also good with a 50:50 combination of beef and pork if you can’t find lamb. Instead of the traditional mashed potato topping, I use sweet potatoes, which provide more nutrients and less starch and are a better match for lamb . . . Go...
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 25 mins
Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
Course Dinners + Mains
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 483 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 4 carrots
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 4 bacon slices
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • ground nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 lb ground lamb
  • 14 oz plum tomatoes canned, with juice
  • 1 cup chicken stock or chicken broth
  • thyme fresh, 3 sprigs
  • rosemary fresh, 1 sprig
  • salt
  • pepper

Instructions
 

  • Assemble, prepare, and measure ingredients. Peel and cube sweet potatoes. Chop carrots. Chop celery. Dice onion. Slice bacon into batons.
  • Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil over high heat, add sweet potatoes, and cook for 15 minutes, or until tender. Drain and mash with butter and a pinch of ground nutmeg.
  • While sweet potatoes are cooking, warm olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add carrots, celery, onion, and bay leaves and cook for 8–10 minutes, or until onions are translucent and carrots are tender. Add bacon and fry for 5 minutes, or until it has rendered most of its fat but isn’t dark brown. Add lamb and cook, stirring occasionally, until nicely browned, about 10 minutes. Add tomatoes with their juice, stock, thyme, and rosemary and bring to a boil. Turn down heat to low and simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes, or until liquid has reduced by half. Remove and discard bay leaf, thyme, and rosemary. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F/200°C. Pour lamb mixture into a 13- × 9-inch/2 L baking dish and spread sweet potatoes in an even layer over top. Bake for 25–30 minutes, until bubbling and browned in places.
  • To serve, cut into big squares and place on individual plates.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Shepherd's Pie with Sweet Potato Mash
Amount per Serving
Calories
483
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
35
g
54
%
Saturated Fat
 
14
g
88
%
Cholesterol
 
81
mg
27
%
Sodium
 
329
mg
14
%
Potassium
 
824
mg
24
%
Carbohydrates
 
25
g
8
%
Fiber
 
5
g
21
%
Sugar
 
8
g
9
%
Protein
 
18
g
36
%
Vitamin A
 
18240
IU
365
%
Vitamin C
 
15
mg
18
%
Calcium
 
63
mg
6
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword American, Dinners + Mains
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Jason Fung, MD

By Jason Fung, MD

Jason Fung, M.D., is a Toronto-based nephrologist (kidney specialist) and a world leading expert in intermittent fasting and low-carb diets.

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