55 min serves 4-6

St. Patrick’s Day Green Shepherd’s Pie

You don't have to be Irish to love our version of the traditional favorite. And the color? From spinach, not food coloring.

PREP: 10 min. ACTIVE: 45 min. PASSIVE: DIFFICULTY Hard

Potato Topping:

  • 4 medium Yukon gold potatoes (or white sweet potato)
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup whipping cream (or cashew cream)
  • 1 tbsp. butter (or ghee)
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
Filling: 
  • 1lb. Pre ground beef
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 1 small onion
  • 3 celery leaf stalks
  • 1 tsp. fine sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp. minced rosemary
  • 1 tbsp. minced thyme
  • 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour (or cassava flour)
  • ¾ cup beef stock
  • ¼ cup Irish whiskey (optional, if leaving out use 1 full cup broth)
  1. Peel and dice potatoes. Boil in a large pot of water with a little salt until tender, about 20 minutes.
  2. While potatoes are boiling, make filling. Begin by preheating oven to to 400F.
  3. Next, dice onion, carrots and celery into 1/4 inch pieces. Place cast iron skillet on stove, heating to medium heat. Add butter.
  4. Once the butter melts, add in the diced vegetables. Sauté, stirring often until the onion becomes translucent (about 8 minutes).
  5. Add in salt, pepper, and herbs. Then, add in ground beef. Stir, mixing and breaking it up and until browned and crumbled. Sprinkle the flour over the meat and mix well. Pour in the broth and whiskey. Bring to a simmer, stirring often until mix has thickened. Remove from heat.
  6. By this time, potatoes should be done. Carefully drain the water from the pot, and transfer the potatoes to a large bowl.
  7. Add in the salt, pepper and butter. Whip until mostly smooth with whisk attachment or hand blender.
  8. In your blender combine the eggs, cream, spinach and basil. Blend until smooth. Pour green mix into the potato mix and blend until thoroughly combined.
  9. Use a spatula to spread the potato mix all over the meat mix, make sure you spread the whipped potatoes to the edges.
  10. Next use a fork to swirl and peak your potato mix in a decorative pattern.
  11. Put the pie in the oven and bake for 30 minutes or until the tips of the potato peaks begin to brown.
  12. Let cool for 10-15 minutes before serving.

Instructions

Amount per 100g