Okay I hate it when bloggers go on and on about whatever they did that week before they actually share a recipe and I just can’t do that so I’m gonna just put it right here so you don’t need to scroll for an hour just to find it.
This shepard’s pie is seriously the best, it’s so saucy and the gravy is so delish. Definitely different then your plain ol’ pie. The yams make it sweet and there’s a ton of garlic and again it so saucy! The butter and broth make this a nourishing meal, making this an ultimate healthy comforting dinner. Don’t think butter is nourishing? Message me and I can hopefully convert you from margarine ;P
- 3 yams – baked or microwaved
- 2 egg yolks
- splash of milk
- 1lb ground meat of choice
- 1 med red onion
- 6 cloves minced garlic
- 2 tbs olive oil
- 1/4 cup flour
- 2 cup broth
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 bag frozen mixed veggies
Preheat oven to 385
First off I start with the yams, personally I do them in the microwave cause I find it way fast and the results are the same to me. Poke them with a fork all over (with the peel still on) put them on a plate. Depending on the size, I usually start with 7 minutes, flip and 5 minutes and then check if they’re soft all the way through.
Then I go to meat mix, cook your meat through then add onion until the onion is cooked, next add garlic and cook for about a minute. When that’s all cooked add your oil and flour, stir together so it’s a bit sticky then add broth, let it boil for roughly a minute. Next stir in ketchup and Worcestershire sauce, and then finally add your frozen veggies. Set this aside.
When the yams are done scoop them out into a bowl, add your yolks (the yolks add some firmness to the potato and helps create a slight crispy “crust”), butter, and milk to make them mashed potatoes.
In a large greased baking dish layer your meat and then the mashed potatoes over everything. Put in the oven for 40 minutes or until the gravy is bubbling through the potatoes, then broil for a few minutes to get a nice caramelized edge.
What kinds of nourishing meals have you been enjoying lately? Let me know by leaving me a comment!